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Susanne Tanski on the Risks of E-Cigarettes

Susanne Tanski

On June 18, Susanne Tanski, MD, an associate professor of pediatrics at Geisel and a pediatrician at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, testified before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation about the risks of e-cigarettes. Tanski is chair of the tobacco consortium of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and she testified on behalf of the AAP. “Pediatricians have numerous and growing concerns about the known and unknown risks and health impacts of e-cigarettes," Tanski said. “We are seriously concerned that e-cigarettes may lead adolescents to a lifetime of nicotine addiction and could serve as a gateway to traditional cigarettes,” she said. Watch her full testimony on C-Span's website.