Greenwich, CT (Feb. 25, 2019) – 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
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.
Greenwich Hospital is a member of Yale New Haven Health. Greenwich is a 206-bed (includes 32 isolettes) community hospital
serving lower Fairfield County, Connecticut and Westchester County, New York. It is a major academic affiliate of Yale School of
Medicine. Since its founding in 1903, Greenwich Hospital has evolved into a progressive medical center and teaching institution
representing all medical specialties and offering a wide range of medical, surgical, diagnostic and wellness programs. Greenwich
Hospital is recognized throughout the healthcare industry as a leader in service and patient satisfaction excellence. Greenwich Hospital
has the prestigious Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the nation’s highest honor of nursing
Greenwich Hospital Foundation is committed to securing the funds needed for the hospital to fulfill its mission of extending the
highest quality of safe and compassionate healthcare to everyone in our region, regardless of their ability to pay.