Adolescents and young adults are particularly vulnerable to nicotine’s addictive properties. Decades of decreasing tobacco use are threatened by the rising popularity of e-cigarettes, use of which predicts transition to combustible cigarettes among adolescents and young adults.1 Given rates of tobacco use that remain high among youth, timely data are needed on the extent to which adolescents and young adults with nicotine use disorder (NUD) receive evidence-based treatment with counseling and pharmacotherapy.2
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Chadi N, Rodean J, Earlywine JJ, et al. Treatment for Nicotine Use Disorder Among Medicaid-Enrolled Adolescents and Young Adults. JAMA Pediatr. 2019;173(11):1103–1105. doi:https://doi.org/10.1001/jamapediatrics.2019.3200
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