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David Balis, M.D.

COVID; Cancer

No smoke & mirrors: Vaping increases COVID-19 risks in young adults

New research shows that vaping increases the risk of COVID-19 infection and serious complications. Explore the data and get help quitting – virtually.

Pediatrics; Prevention

Teen vaping: Talking points for parents

Teen tobacco use has trended downward for years, but an alarming number of teens have turned to vaping instead. In this week’s blog, David Balis, M.D., discusses talking points for parents to help teens quit using e-cigarettes and kick their nicotine habits.

Cancer

Dangerous trend: E-cigarettes and young people

E-cigarettes and hookah smoking are marketed as a safer alternative to smoking. But there is a stack of unknowns that makes it a stretch to call them “safe.” #calloutcancer