CDC Telebriefing: CDC Update on Severe Pulmonary Disease Associated with E-cigarettes

Media Advisory

Embargoed Until: Friday, August 23, 2019, 4:00 p.m. ET
Contact: Media Relations
(404) 639-3286

What:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and partners from FDA and IL will give updates on the investigation into cases of severe pulmonary disease among people who use e-cigarettes.

Who:

Ileana Arias, PhD, acting deputy director, Non-Infectious Diseases, CDC

Brian King, PhD, MPH, deputy director, Research Translation, Office on Smoking and Health, CDC

Jennifer Layden, MD, PhD, chief medical officer and state epidemiologist, Illinois Department of Public Health

Mitch Zeller, JD, director, Center for Tobacco Products, FDA

When

Friday, August 23, at 3:00 p.m. ET

Dial-In  

Media: 800-369-1142

Non-Media: 800-988-9610

INTERNATIONAL: 1-630-395-0029

PASSCODE: CDC Media

Important Instructions
If you would like to ask a question during the call, press *1 on your touchtone phone. Press *2 to withdraw your question.

You may queue up at any time. You will hear a tone to indicate your question is pending.

TRANSCRIPT
A transcript and audio will be available following the briefing at CDC’s web site: www.cdc.gov/media.

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