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Greenwich Hospital presents lecture on Vaping and Juuling

Greenwich Hospital will present a lecture on the consequences of vaping and juuling with speakers Jeremy Barowsky, MD and Alissa Greenberg, MD, on Tuesday, March 5 from 12:00 – 1:30 pm. The lecture, to be held in the Noble Conference Center at the hospital, is part of the Women’s Health Initiative 2019 lecture series. Dr. Barowsky and Dr. Greenberg will discuss the known and potential risks of using e-cigarettes.

Juuling, a discreet form of vaping, has become one of the most widespread dangers among school-aged children today. This has parents, educators and medical professionals alike concerned. Adolescents can develop symptoms of nicotine dependence such as increased tolerance and inability to stop using, as well as withdrawal symptoms like headaches, irritability, and difficulty sleeping after only a few weeks of vaping. The long-term health risks are less clear, but will likely include increased risk of lung disease and cancers.

Dr. Barowsky previously served as director of Addiction Medicine at Greenwich Hospital and now treats individuals struggling with both psychiatric and substance use disorders in private practice. Dr. Greenberg is a Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Specialist at Greenwich Hospital. She came to Greenwich in 2014 after spending 15 years at NYU as a clinician and researcher investigating methods for the early detection of lung cancer.

To register for this free lecture, call 888-305-9253. Or register online at greenwichhospital.org/events. Visitor parking at Greenwich Hospital is limited, and carpooling is encouraged.

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