A targeted approach to using electronic cigarettes for harm reduction in adults
Time: 1:55 pm - 2:10 pm
Date: May 25
As the debate unfolds on how best to prevent adolescents from using electronic cigarettes, we have lost sight of their potential for harm reduction in adult smokers. Despite decades of availability of evidence-based smoking cessation medications, many adults continue to smoke. In some populations, such as people with COPD, mental health diagnoses or HIV infection, rates of smoking remain 2-3 times that of the general population. I will discuss what we know about using electronic cigarettes for harm reduction in specific populations, as well as where we need additional information.
- Prof Scott Sherman Professor of Population Health, Medicine and Psychiatry - NYU Grossman School of Medicine