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EP 967B - Nationwide Outbreak of Vaping Illnesses: Get the Facts

Summary: Karen M. Wilson, MD, MPH, joins Dr. Roizen to discuss vaping technology, the ingredients that are included in the cartridges, and why the vaping process has become so dangerous.
Air Date: 11/19/19
Duration: 20:05
Host: Michael Roizen, MD
Guest Bio: Karen M. Wilson, MD, MPH
Karen M. Wilson, MD, MPH, is the Debra and Leon Black Chief of the Division of General Pediatrics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital and the Vice-Chair for Clinical and Translational Research for the Jack and Lucy Clark 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 medical degree 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. 

Her primary research interests are in understanding the relationship between secondhand tobacco smoke exposure and severity of illness in children hospitalized for respiratory illness, and how to improve outcomes in hospitalized children. 

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 AAP/Julius B. Richmond Center of Excellence, which is dedicated to eliminating children’s exposure to tobacco and secondhand smoke. Dr. Wilson is also the Chair Pediatric Research in Inpatient Settings Network Executive Council, and Deputy Editor of Hospital Pediatrics.
EP 967B - Nationwide Outbreak of Vaping Illnesses: Get the Facts
The "vaping crisis" is not an overstatement of what's been happening across the country. Individuals, teens included, are becoming ill and even dying.

What is behind all of these cases?

Karen M. Wilson, MD, MPH, joins Dr. Roizen to discuss vaping technology, the ingredients that are included in the cartridges, and why the vaping process has become so dangerous.

She also notes that e-cigarettes were not designed as a smoking cessation tool -- and they are also not approved by the FDA to hold that label. Plus, "bootleg" cartridges that are being manufactured by rogue companies or individuals, compounding the confusion surrounding vaping safety.

Listen in to get the facts on vaping and vaping illnesses.

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