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Increasing Popularity of Vaping among Adolescents

Beal, Judy A. DNSc, RN, FNAP, FAAN

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing: July/August 2019 - Volume 44 - Issue 4 - p 235
doi: 10.1097/NMC.0000000000000543
ONGOING COLUMNS: Hot Topics in Pediatric Nursing

Over the past decade use of e-cigarettes has dramatically increased among youth in the United States. Our pediatric nursing expert, Dr. Beal, explains the recent trends and how nurses can help teens and their parents have enough information about vaping to avoid starting this unhealthy practice and to stop if started.

Judy A. Beal is Dean Emerita, College of Natural, Behavioral, and Health Sciences, Simmons University, Boston, MA. Dr. Beal can be reached via e-mail at

The author declares no conflicts of interest.

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