The AAFP has released resources to educate family physicians and patients about a new brand of e-cigarette known as JUUL, which is popular among adolescents and young adults. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb pledged to expand the Youth Tobacco Prevention Plan to include efforts to stop young people from using tobacco products, focusing on e-cigarettes such as JUUL. The full article Rise of ‘JUULing’ Among Youth Sparks Sharp Response explains about the new product and its harmful effects. In addition, AAFP has some helpful resources to educate you and your patients. JUULing Fact Sheet for Physicians and JUULing Fact Sheet for Patients Also check out the Tobacco and Nicotine Cessation Toolkit, and its Ask and Act tobacco cessation program resources.
And don’t forget the Kansas Tobacco Quitline is a free resource for your patients by phone (1-800-QUIT-NOW) by text or mobile application, and online www.KSquit.org.