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Pediatric Podcast: Vaping & E-Cigarettes

September 13, 2019 Written by Kids First

In this episode Skokie-area Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Karen Gentile discusses vaping among teens and young adults. The FDA recently declared an epidemic number of pre-teens and teens vaping, and similarly the CDC has released new data regarding a very serious and potentially deadly pulmonary disease that is directly linked to vaping that is affecting our youth. In this episode we discuss:

  • What is vaping?
  • What are the ingredients in the vape oil?
  • Is it safe for youth?
  • What is the severe pulmonary disease afflicting the country from vaping and could it affect our children?
  • Current statistics on the disease
  • What to do if your child is vaping