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Fifteen-minute consultation: What paediatricians need to know about vaping
  1. Amanda Fenech1,2,
  2. Nikki Baatjes1,
  3. Kavitha Gunasuntharam1
  1. 1 Evelina London Community Services, Sunshine House, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
  2. 2 Paediatric Department, Mater Dei Hospital, Msida, Malta
  1. Correspondence to Dr Amanda Fenech, Paediatric Department, Mater Dei Hospital, Msida MSD 2090, Malta; amanda.fenech{at}


The prevalence of vaping among children and young people (CYP) is on the rise. This is perhaps a result of perceiving vaping as ‘harmless’, especially after an extensive public acceptance through the UK Government’s promotion of vaping in smoking cessation as well as lax regulations on advertisements. More awareness and research of the effects of vaping is necessary and a call for immediate public health strategies to be implemented in the UK. This article highlights essential facts about vaping, signs of addiction and cessation support for CYP as part of health promotion.

  • adolescent health
  • global health
  • mental health
  • paediatrics

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  • Contributors AF conceived and designed the article, collected the data and drafted the article. KG also contributed to the conception of the article and NB contributed to the design of the article. KG, together with NB, underwent critical revision of the article for important intellectual content and final approval of the article. All authors contributed to the manuscript and agree on the final version.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.