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The Dangers of Vaping

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: Vaping can harm you and your child.
Air Date: 10/8/19
Duration: 15:06
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Karen M. Wilson, MD, MPH
Karen WilsonDr. Karen Wilson is the Debra and Leon Black Professor and Division Chief of General Pediatrics, and the Vice-Chair for Clinical and Translational Research for the Department of Pediatrics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount. Sinai. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from St. Lawrence University, and a Master’s in Public Health, and MD with Distinction in Research from the University of Rochester. She completed her Pediatric Residency and Academic General Pediatric fellowship also at the University of Rochester. 

Dr. Wilson has more than 20 years of experience researching the impact of secondhand tobacco smoke exposure on children, tobacco smoke exposure in multi-unit housing, and how to help parents quit smoking. More recently, she has developed a research program in secondhand marijuana smoke exposure and has called attention to concerns over children’s exposure with increased legalization. 

Dr. Wilson has an R01 from NCI to study an inpatient parent smoking cessation intervention, and she is one of the Principal Investigators of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)/Julius B. Richmond Center of Excellence. She is also the Chair of the AAP’s Tobacco Consortium. In addition, Dr. Wilson is also the Chair Pediatric Research in Inpatient Settings Network Executive Council, and Deputy Editor of Hospital Pediatrics.
The Dangers of Vaping
As cigarette smoking seems to be on the decline, vaping is on the rise in young folks. Once called electronic cigarettes, vaping devices offer nicotine delivery with appealing flavors.

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The particles in the vaping mix can inflame the lungs. While it’s called vaping, the substance is an aerosol -- not water -- vapor.

Listen as Dr. Karen Wilson joins Melanie Cole, MS, to discuss the dangers of vaping.

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