Science, Regulation and Public Health
Smoking is the biggest single cause of preventable death in the developed world with almost 1 billion users worldwide. The devastating effect of long-term smoking cannot be underestimated, with approximately half of all lifetime smokers dying from smoking related diseases and many more suffering a compromised quality of life. Despite decades of successful tobacco control efforts, we are still a long way from ending the smoking epidemic.
The emergence of e-cigarettes, which deliver nicotine but without the vast range of carcinogens and toxins found in combustible tobacco products has created one of the most controversial and contentious public health issues of a generation, with divisions appearing within longstanding professional alliances in both Tobacco Control and Public Health communities, despite a continued shared goal of protecting public health and ending the smoking epidemic.
The E-Cigarette Summit provides a neutral platform to explore the available peer reviewed evidence and debate the issues that are dividing scientists, health professionals and policy makers alike. So, are-cigarettes a valuable harm reduction strategy or a tacit U-turn on decades of effective tobacco control efforts? Whichever side of the debate you fall on, this is likely to be one of the most significant public health issues for a generation.
2018 Key Topics include:
- An update on the FDA’s Comprehensive Plan on nicotine and tobacco
- Update on the NASEM report
- Nicotine reduction – harm reduction not prohibition
- The New Zealand experience with e-cigarettes
- Evolution of the regulatory framework in the UK
- Publi Health England’s independent expert e-cigarette evidence review
- The impact of E-Cigarette regulation
- Safety concerns with E-Cigarettes
- Prevention and protection policies for youth use of E-Cigarettes and tobacco products
- Switching from combustibles to E-Cigarettes
- Developing an economic model to understand the E-Cigarette industry
- IQOS, E-Cigarettes and tobacco control – harm reduction the japaense way
- How to make sense of the flavours issue
- Smoking harm reduction – if not now, when?
2018 Confirmed Speakers/Panel Presenters