Dartmouth Pediatrician Susanne Tanski Available to Comment on E-Cigarette Use by Children
Source Newsroom: Norris Cotton Cancer CenterDartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Attorneys General from 40 states have urged the Food and Drug Administration to issue a promised set of rules governing the sale of e-cigarettes to ensure that all tobacco products are tested and regulated, and that companies do not continue to sell or advertise to children.
Dr. Susanne Tanski, MD is available to comment on e-cigarette use by children. Tanski is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Dartmouth Medical School and a practicing pediatrician at the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. She is project director in the American Academy of Pediatrics Julius B. Richmond Center of Excellence, a national center of excellence funded by the Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute dedicated to protecting children from tobacco. She is also the chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics's Tobacco Consortium, a multidisciplinary research group, and co-chair of the Primary Prevention Workgroup for New Hampshire's Comprehensive Cancer Collaborative.
Working within the Cancer Risk Behaviors Group at the Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth, her current research endeavors focus on visual media influences on adolescent smoking and drinking, and communication between pediatric clinicians and parents regarding eliminating secondhand smoke exposure of children and helping parents promote healthy lifestyles for their children. She has specific research interest in how young people make choices regarding risk behaviors, such as alcohol and tobacco. She has expertise and interest in a broad range of parent education including obesity prevention and healthy use of media, and smoking cessation for parents and adolescents.
Dr. Tanski received her MD from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. She completed her residency in pediatrics at Strong Memorial Hospital/University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, followed by a fellowship in General Pediatrics and Masters of Public Health degree at the University of Rochester. She worked for the American Academy of Pediatrics' Center for Child Health Research prior to joining the Dartmouth faculty in 2005.