Assessing the Safety of E-cigarettes: Challenges and Regulatory Implications
Time: 10:40 am - 10:55 am
Date: May 25
Prof Neal Benowitz will explore the current scientific evidence on the safety and health effects of e-cigarettes, including: 1) The nature of cigarette toxicity and health impact 2) Potential toxic exposures from E-cigarettes; comparison to cigarettes 3) The differences by e-cigarette device characteristics 4) long term safety of nicotine 5) Toxicity concerns with flavors. Alongside this summary of the e-cigarette health hazards to date, this session will explore the challenges and unmet needs in epidemiology studies including Animal vs human epidemiology and finally consider the Regulatory implications related to e-cigarette safety.
- Prof Neal L. Benowitz MD Professor of Medicine Emeritus (Active) - University of California, San Franciso