E-cigarette disparities: Who are the targets?

Maria H. Rahmandar*, Valerie Gribben

*Corresponding author for this work

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The tobacco industry has a long history of promoting health disparities especially through targeted marketing campaigns. The disparities perpetuated by e-cigarettes are just becoming apparent. This article will focus on disparities in e-cigarette usage within the following categories of youth: racial or ethnic groups, sexual and gender minoritized individuals, adolescents with asthma, teens with disabilities, and those coping with mental health stresses. Millions of youth are still using e-cigarettes, and e-cigarette use is disproportionately impacting White youth, youth who identify at lesbian, gay and transgender, and youth with disabilities. In addition, this article highlights the timeline of key tobacco regulations and recommended actions to curb the e-cigarette epidemic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number101201
JournalCurrent Problems in Pediatric and Adolescent Health Care
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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