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 firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an interview. Johns Hopkins has an on-site broadcast studio available.