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Potential Benefits and Harms of Electric Cigarettes: Where are we Now?

  • 17 Nov 2021
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Online Webinar

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Presentation Description:

Available in the US since early 2007, use of e-cigarettes increased dramatically from 2013-2019.  Although some combustible cigarette smokers use e-cigarettes to quit smoking, most users of e-cigarettes are youth and young adults.  

The overall effect of e-cigarettes on population health will depend on 3 factors  1) health effects of e-cigarettes  2) specific effects on youth and young adults and use by this population, many of whom have not yet smoked cigarettes   3) efficacy in increasing quit rates by cigarette smokers and use by smokers who want to quit.  

However, the overall impact of e-cigarette use on the health of our population is controversial, in large part because of limited knowledge in each of the three areas mentioned above.  In this webinar, we will discuss current knowledge around health effects, specific effect on youth and young adults, and efficacy for smoking cessation. We will also discuss the role of regulation in the e-cigarette landscape.



Webinar Presented by:

Susan Urban -- Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, New York University

Achala Talati--Director of the Tobacco Policy and Programs Unit at DOHMH






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