E-cigs . . . Are They Cool? Talking to Teens About E-Cigarettes

  title={E-cigs . . . Are They Cool? Talking to Teens About E-Cigarettes},
  author={V. Modesto-Lowe and Camille Alvarado},
  journal={Clinical Pediatrics},
  pages={947 - 952}
Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes as they are commonly called, have gained wide acceptance among adolescents, especially those with sweet flavors such as bubble gum and cheesecake. Although health effects of e-cigarettes have not been well characterized, their use increases a teen’s exposure to nicotine and may serve as a gateway to traditional cigarettes. This article outlines the basics of e-cigarettes and potential health hazards, followed by selected literature on teens’ perceptions of… Expand
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