Johns Hopkins Expert on E-Cigarettes Available to Answer Questions

Article ID: 614910

Released: 11-Mar-2014 1:00 PM EDT

Source Newsroom: Johns Hopkins Medicine

Expert Pitch

With the use of electronic cigarettes increasing exponentially, M. Brad Drummond, M.D., M.H.S., an assistant professor of pulmonary and critical care medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, is available to discuss this new phenomenon.

Dr. Drummond says parents and physicians need to be aware that e-cigarettes, while safer than traditional cigarettes, could be a gateway to a future nicotine addiction and that their ability to be used anywhere could lead to the renormalization of smoking at a time when smoking rates have declined.

Dr. Drummond recently authored a review of e-cigarettes in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society and participated in this ATS podcast: http://www.atsjournals.org/page/AnnalsATS/podcast_interviews

Please contact Stephanie Desmon at sdesmon1@jhmi.edu to set up an interview. Johns Hopkins has an on-site broadcast studio available.


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