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Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) have become more popular with adolescents in recent years. These products include e-cigarettes and vaping devices. Each device has flavored nicotine that is heated and aerosolized, able to be inhaled. Devices can vary in appearance, resembling a cigarette, pen, or USB flash-drive. One of the more popular vaping devices in the adolescent population is the JUUL device, which is shaped like a USB flash-drive and comes with different flavored nicotine pods. These pods come in various flavors such as: fruit, candies, desserts, coffee, and other food flavorings. Some nicotine pods contain extremely high amounts of nicotine. For instance, one JUUL pod contains more than twice the amount of nicotine that is in one cigarette. These pods can be bought online where the purchasing age is 18, but many sites do not require proof of ID.


Many see using these devices as a safer alternative to cigarettes, however, there are no studies that examine the long-term health effects as they are new products. We do know that some of these vaping solutions contain potentially harmful chemicals such as diethylene glycol, and nitrosamines. Nicotine itself has been shown to be highly addictive and harmful to the developing adolescent brain. There have also been case reports of acute nicotine toxicity from nicotine pods spilling onto one’s skin causing sweating, dizziness, vomiting, and increased heart rate. Studies have shown that teenagers who use these devices also have an increased risk of moving on to cigarette smoking. A Surgeons General report from 2016 concluded that second-hand inhalation of these products is also dangerous to one’s health.



 Employee Spotlight


Carolyn Smith

Registered Nurse

Carolyn has been with Peachtree Park Pediatrics for 6 months.

Here are some fun facts about her:

Hometown: Decatur, Georgia
Hobbies: My child, my church, and watching Netflix
Favorite Food: Mexican food
Family/Pets: Daughter LillyGrace (11 years), Dog Sophie (4 years)
Favorite Holiday: Thanksgiving - I love waking up to the smell of my Mom cooking onions and celery for the dressing - I've done it every single year of my life
Favorite movie: It's a tie between: Goonies, Princess Bride, Pretty Woman, Dirty Dancing
3 words to describe you: Honest, loyal, a fixer
Favorite Vacation Destination: Anywhere with my family or friends- to me it isn't where you are, but who you are with that matters
Favorite Atlanta Restaurant: I'm not a "foodie" by any stretch - but our traditional "celebrate" spot is Provinos
What is the thing you enjoy the most about your job?: I love that PPP has made my life better. When I became an RN I wanted to be a mother/baby nurse to be part of someone's story...I did that for a while, and now working at PPP I get to continue that story as their child grows. Plus, many of my patients from the hospital come here and I get to see their children and their family grow. So it's just an extended part of their story. 



Tanda Suggs

Service Representative

Tanda has been with Peachtree Park Pediatrics for 2 years.

Here are some fun facts about her:

Hometown: Marietta, GA
Family/Pets: My husband Willie, daughter Deija, sons Brian, Brandon, and William, and I had a lovely dog Roco Bentley
Hobbies: Crossword puzzles, basketball, golf and skating
Favorite Food: Thai Food 
Favorite Holiday: 
Christmas - everything is cheery from the people to the music!
3 Words to Describe You: 
Goofy, caring, organized
Favorite Vacation Destination: Any place with a beach and good food
Favorite Movie:
Adam Sandler's Big Daddy & Happy Gilmore
What do you enjoy most about your job?: 
I get the opportunity to greet patients and parents the way I would like to be greeted - with a smile and a hello!


"At Peachtree Park Pediatrics, we strive to deliver the finest scientific-based medical care to our infant, children and young adult patients in a warm, family-friendly environment. We are dedicated to establishing close relationships with our patients and their families in order to provide comprehensive care"



Peachtree Park Pediatrics

Peachtree Park Pediatrics
3193 Howell Mill Rd NW Suite 250 Atlanta,
Georgia, 30327
404-351-1131 | kpelchat@peachtreeparkpeds.com