Boston Children's receives $100K to tackle teen vaping

Boston Children's Hospital received $100,000 from Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation to create a protocol for primary care providers treating pediatric patients with nicotine addiction from vaping, according to Mass Live.

Boston Children's will use the grant to fund the "Adolescent Vaping Project," which involves developing a protocol for prevention and treatment and putting together training materials and conferences to share the protocol with providers, according to the report. 

Massachusetts placed a four-month ban Sept. 24 on the sale of e-cigarette and vaping products, according to the report. Health officials declared vaping a public health emergency after 61 confirmed and probable cases of severe lung injury were linked to vaping in the state.

These injuries are part of a broader trend in lung illnesses related to vaping happening across the country.

 

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