1 eCigarettes P ediatricians have been on the frontline of protecting their patients from the harm of tobacco, as they work to prevent initiation of smoking, implement cessation programs, and develop strategies to protect children and families from secondhand smoke exposure. In recent years, a wide range of new tobacco products have become available, including e-cigarettes. To help all of us learn more about e-cigarettes, Pediatrics and other American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) publications have published articles that describe the patterns of use of these new products, the risk factors for initiation, and long-term health implications of using this method of smoking. The AAP has also published clinical care recommendations to address tobacco products with patients and their families. To help you better understand the issues surrounding the use of e-cigarettes in teens and young adults, we are now bringing together published articles on e-cigarettes in one custom collection, giving you easy access through this collection to a compendium of studies and findings on this important topic. This custom collection will be continually updated online as we publish more articles on e-cigarettes, so please check this collection frequently for new studies and information that we hope you will share with your patients when they ask about concerns regarding the safety and risks of using e-cigarettes. Introduction —Alex Kemper, MD, MPH, MS Deputy Editor, Pediatrics
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