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Smoking screening beneficial in pediatric pulmonology clinics

Smoking screening beneficial in pediatric pulmonology clinics

Adaption of processes in pediatric pulmonology clinics that may eliminate tobacco use and exposure will help with decreasing medical expenses and hospital admissions for illnesses that can be triggered from smoke exposure.

Over 7% of pregnant women smoked in 2016

Of the women who gave birth in 2016, over 7% smoked cigarettes while pregnant.

E-cigarettes may lead youth to start smoking, adults to stop: NASEM report

A congressionally mandated report has found that e-cigarettes are likely to be far less harmful than conventional cigarettes, although they are not without health risks.

Features

Sex and drugs: An interview about discussing sensitive patient topics

Sex and drugs: An interview about discussing sensitive patient topics

Dr Windel Stracener, a family practitioner for 22 years, discusses substance abuse, sexual activity, and other sensitive topics many clinicians do not ask their patients.

Electronic cigarettes—The primary care provider's response

Electronic cigarettes—The primary care provider's response

Although e-cigarettes may not be considered healthy, they may be the lesser of two evils when compared with traditional tobacco cigarettes.

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