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Supporting Youth who are Addicted to Nicotine: Advice for Pediatricians
This factsheet provides information for pediatricians about how to support adolescents who are addicted to nicotine from cigarettes, vaping, or other tobacco products. The content includes tips for screening, counseling, and helping youth with a cessation attempt.
This factsheet is also available in Spanish 


Nicotine Replacement Therapy and Adolescent Patients: Information for Pediatricians
This document provides information for pediatricians about how to use nicothe replacement therapy (NRT) to support adolescents who are addicted to nicotine from cigarettes, vaping, or other tobacco products.

Smokefree Homes and Child Health
This factsheet provides general information about how children are exposed to tobacco smoke in their homes, and provides tips for keeping a smokefree home.

Smokefree Cars and Child Health
This factsheet provides general information about how children are exposed to tobacco smoke in their homes, and provides tips for kepping a smokefree home.

AAP Tobacco Coding Fact Sheet
This resource is a helpful tool for health care providers and staff to ensure appropriate coding for their work in tobacco counseling. Created by American Academy of Pediatrics coding experts, this fact sheet offers CPT codes for inpatient and outpatient settings, as well as ICD-10-CM codes for medical diagnoses, comorbid diseases, and related supplemental codes. At the end of the coding section are short scenarios with applicable codes and diagnoses, one of which includes use of e-cigarettes.

Addressing Tobacco in Dental Settings (AAP Factsheet)
This factsheet from the American Academy of Pediatrics and Campaign for Dental Health outlines strategies for addressing tobacco in dental settings, and includes information on the ways that tobacco harms oral health. The factsheet also includes a one-page resource that can be distributed to patients and families.

Electronic nicotine delivery systems -What physicians should know about ENDS​
This resource is a helpful tool for physicians. Created by the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Family Physicians, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and American Medical Association, this fact sheet highlights what physicians should know about ENDS, ENDS as a health hazard and what physicians should tell patients and families about ENDS.

E-Cigarettes and Vaping: What Clinicians Need to Know
E-cigarettes have become very popular. These devices, also called electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), vape pens, personal vaping devices, e-hookah and e-cigars, are not a safe alternative to cigarette smoking. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) supports actions to prevent children and youth from using or being exposed to the vapor from ENDS. This fact sheet offers facts and tips for Clinicians to help address ENDS use and exposure.
This factsheet is also available in Spanish 

E-Cigarettes and Vaping: What Parents Need to Know
E-cigarettes have become very popular. These devices, also called electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), vape pens, personal vaping devices, e-hookah and e-cigars, are not a safe alternative to cigarette smoking. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) supports actions to prevent children and youth from using or being exposed to the vapor from ENDS. This fact sheet offers facts and tips for parents to help address ENDS use and exposure.

Pets and Tobacco Use
Everyone knows secondhand smoke can hurt the health of a human, but did you know that pets can also be hurt by being exposed to smoke? Like young children, pets can also accidently ingest tobacco products. Knowing the symptoms of nicotine poisoning and dangers caused by exposure to smoke can help keep pets healthier.

Secondhand Smoke and Children
Smoking and secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure are leading causes of preventable death, and can harm a person at any stage of life- before birth, infancy, childhood, adolescence, and even adulthood. Some health effects can last a lifetime. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that all children be protected from tobacco smoke. Parents and caregivers should know how to protect children from these dangers.
This infographic provides key information about the impact of secondhand smoke on children.

Talking to Teens about Tobacco: Clinician Fact Sheet
Created by the AAP Section on Tobacco Control, this fact sheet provides an easy reference guide to help clinicians utilize the 5As screening and counseling technique with teens.

Teens and Tobacco Use
Most teenagers are aware that tobacco use is a leading cause of death. However, this doesn't stop them from trying tobacco products. Trying tobacco just one time puts them at risk for addiction to nicotine. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) supports actions to help prevent teens from using tobacco, including restricting advertising and raising the product prices and purchase age of tobacco products. This fact sheet offers facts and tips for parents to help address teen tobacco use.

Thirdhand smoke: A Threat to Child Health
Thirdhand smoke is a danger to children. People with breathing problems, pregnant women, the elderly, and animals are also vulnerable to thirdhand smoke. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that all children be protected from tobacco smoke. This fact sheet offers information and suggestions to prevent exposure to thirdhand smoke.
This infographic provides key information about the impact of thirdhand smoke on children.

Tobacco 101
This factsheet highlights facts about tobacco, including brief statistics and facts.

Tobacco 21: An Easy Way to Save Young Lives​
Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in the US. Recent tobacco control efforts have focused on raising the tobacco product purchase age to 21. The movement behind this has been referred to as Tobacco 21, and has been gaining traction in counties, cities, and states across the country. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that the tobacco product purchase age be raised to 21.

Web sites for Youth about Tobacco Prevention And Cessation
This factsheet contains a list of websites and resources that can help teens learn more about the health impacts of tobacco use, and can support teens in making a successful quit attempt.

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