Panel Discussion and Live Q&A

Time: 4:20 pm - 4:55 pm

Date: May 25

  • Are we protecting kids or just the “right kind” of kids?
  • Can we de-couple the concern over youth initiation from the concern that youth vaping is a gateway to youth smoking
  • Is youth abstinence more important than adult cessation to achieve a smoke free future
  • Youth use and surveillance – are we asking the right questions and how can this be improved



  • Prof Richard Miech Principal Investigator, Monitoring the Future - Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan
  • Asst. Prof Jennifer Pearson Assistant Professor in Health Administration and Policy, School of Community Health Sciences - University of Nevada, Reno School of Community Health Sciences
  • Ruoyan Sun Assistant Professor - Dep't of Health Care Organization & Policy, School of Public Health,University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Abigail Friedman Assistant Professor - Dept of Health Policy & Management, Yale School of Public Health
  • Jaron King Surveillance Co-ordinator - South Carolina Division of Tobacco Prevention and Control

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