Tobacco and its trendy alternatives: Implications for pediatric nurses

Susan K. Deckers, Jean Farley, Janie Heath

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Although acute and critical care pediatric nurses may not rank tobacco prevention and cessation among their top patient-care priorities, the importance of providing health education, especially during vulnerable moments, cannot be overlooked. This article provides an overview of trendy tobacco alternatives, such as bidis, clove cigarettes, hookah pipes, and smokeless tobacco, that entice youth. The significant health consequences of these tobacco products and the implications for pediatric acute and critical care nursing practice are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-104
Number of pages10
JournalCritical Care Nursing Clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care


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