New ‘Top Docs’ episode addresses vaping/e-cig risks

The latest episode of the Medical Association of Georgia’s (MAG) ‘Top Docs’ show addresses the health risks associated with vaping and smoking e-cigarettes – and it features Justine E. Henao, M.D., who is an internal medicine and hospital medicine physician at Northside Hospital Forsyth and Agape Chronic Care and Hospice Care’s medical director.

Dr. Henao discusses…

– The dangers associated with vaping
– What she’s seeing in the hospital as a result of vaping
– Why so many young people are vaping today
– Whether e-cigarettes help people quit smoking traditional cigarettes
– How we can reduce vaping in high schools and middle schools
– What young people should do if they’re pressured to vape or smoke e-cigarettes
– How we can help the vaping epidemic from getting worse
– What lawmakers should do to effect change

Dr. Henao is Parents Against Vaping E-cigarettes’ (PAVE) Georgia representative, as well as an advisor for the student-led organization Vaping Attention to Prevention (VA2P). She is a member of MAG and the Medical Association of Atlanta (MAA) – serving as the co-chair of MAA’s Vaping Task Force.

Between downloads and live listeners, ‘Top Docs’ has now reached more than 775,000 listeners and viewers – which includes people in all 50 states and more than 80 countries. MAG has won two awards for the show, including an American Association of Medical Society Executives Profiles of Excellence Award and a Health Information Resource Center Digital Health Award.

‘Top Docs’ is supported with a grant from Alliant Health Solutions in memory of Tom Williams, its former CEO. 

In addition to the video recordings that are available on Facebook, ‘Top Docs’ is available as a podcast on AppleGoogleSpotifyStitcher, and iHeart Radio

Resources

‘Vaping – Attention to Prevention’ website

Parents Against Vaping/E-Cigs ‘See Thru The Smoke’ website  

truth initiative ‘What Are Puff Bars’ website (download the app)

National Jewish Health Launches Vaping and Tobacco Cessation Program to Help with Youth Vaping Epidemic

The views of the guests who appear on ‘Top Docs’ are theirs and aren’t necessarily consistent with MAG’s policies or positions. Contact Tom Kornegay at tkornegay@mag.org with questions about MAG’s ‘Top Docs’ show.