Although there is increasing understanding that cigarette smoking and secondhand smoke exposure are significant health risks to children, adolescents continue to start smoking, and children are still exposed to secondhand smoke. To add to this, companies are finding more novel ways to market tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes and dissolvable tobacco products. Pediatricians should understand the consequences of tobacco smoke exposure and the use of emerging products and be able to screen and counsel families about their exposure.

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Eliza is a 5-year-old girl whose mother brings her to the office for wheezing. She has been coughing and having some upper respiratory tract congestion for 3 days, but this morning she developed increased wheezing and shortness of breath. Her mother has been giving her albuterol, which hasn’t seemed to help. She has a diagnosis of asthma and is taking an inhaled corticosteroid,...

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