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Pediatricians Uncomfortable Discussing E-Cigarettes

Key clinical point: Physicians report less training and less comfort when discussing e-cigarettes with teens and parents than when discussing tobacco products.

Major finding: 7% of physicians reported helping adolescent patients quit using e-cigarettes, compared with 37% helping with quitting tobacco use (P less than .001).

Study details: The findings are based on a cross-sectional survey of 62 pediatric residents and attendings at a large urban academic primary care clinic in the Northeast.

Disclosures: The researchers noted no external funding or disclosures.