Are current e-cigarette policies aligned with health equity goals?
Time: 4:05 pm - 4:20 pm
Date: May 25
As a new researcher focused on eliminating health disparities, particularly death and disease from combustible tobacco use, how should I feel about tobacco harm reduction? Working in tobacco control in an area with higher than average smoking prevalence, much of the current tobacco control agenda is focussed on preventing youth vaping. I find that I have more questions than answers: Should our focus be on nicotine addiction or combustible use? Is youth vaping similar to youth marijuana use – an experimental phase that will pass? What is the endgame?
- Jaron King Surveillance Co-ordinator - South Carolina Division of Tobacco Prevention and Control