The doctor’s dilemma: Providing guidance on e-cigarettes to adult smokers amid controversy and change
11:50 - 12:05
Youth Initiation and Smoking Cessation
In the 15 months since the U.S. NASEM report on e-cigarettes was released, much has changed. JUUL emerged as a dominant product and further data appeared about e-cigarettes’ potential impact on tobacco use initiation, cessation, and health risks. Health care providers caring for adult smokers are tasked with translating incomplete evidence into guidance that balances the individual patient’s best interest with public health concerns. This presentation will summarize areas of consensus and disagreement in the medical community, as illustrated by how professional medical societies have recently addressed the challenge.
- Dr. Nancy A. Rigotti, MD Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School - Director, Tobacco Research & Treatment Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
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