Dangers of E-cigarettes and Liquid Nicotine Among Children


April 26, 2017 by: Laura Friedenberg, MA
Gary A. Smith, MD, DrPH
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Since e-cigarettes, vape pens, and other similar devices hit the U.S. market several years ago, their popularity has skyrocketed. While we don’t know a lot about the long-term effects of using e-cigarettes or the effects of secondhand vapor, we do know that liquid nicotine is a dangerous poison for children. Liquid nicotine is the fluid…

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Laura Friedenberg, MA is a research writer/editor in the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. With both a health communications and public health background, she works to translate pediatric injury research into meaningful, accurate messages which motivate the public to make positive behavior changes. Gary A. Smith, MD, DrPH is a Professor of Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, and Epidemiology at The Ohio State University, and is founder and director of the Center for Injury Research and Policy (www.injurycenter.org) of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital. He holds the Dimon R. McFerson Endowed Chair in Injury Research. He has been an active researcher and advocate in the field of injury prevention for more than 30 years

Laura Friedenberg

Laura Friedenberg, MA

Gary A. Smith

Gary A. Smith, MD, DrPH