The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has noted that e-cigarette use tripled among middle and high school students in just one year
Milken Institute School of Public Health May 6 Forum Highlights Dramatic Rise in E-Cigarette Use, Especially Among Teens
The event, sponsored by the George Washington University and ICF International, features public health experts discussing the popularity of E-cigarettes and the debate over whether such products should be regulated
WASHINGTON, DC (April 28, 2015)—Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH) at the George Washington University (GW) will hold a public forum on May 6, 2015 that will address the rising popularity of e-cigarettes in the United States—and the public health consequences of that trend. A recent report issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has noted that e-cigarette use tripled among middle and high school students in just one year. Other experts predict that sales for e-cigarette products will outstrip those of traditional cigarettes in the near future.
This rapid rise in use has sparked an intense debate in the tobacco control community over the public health impact of the use of these products. Some public health professionals say these products can help smokers quit, but others contend that e-cigarette use can lead to nicotine addiction, especially among teenagers.
Join us May 6 for a discussion of the trends in use; challenges in measuring e-cigarette use; as well as the pros and cons of proposals to regulate e-cigarettes, hookahs and other such products. Speakers at the forum, which is part of a lecture series sponsored by the George Washington University and ICF International, include Carolyn Dresler, associate director for Medical and Health Sciences at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration; Brian King, deputy director for Research and Translation in the Office on Smoking and Health at the CDC; Kimberly Horn, associate dean for research at Milken Institute SPH and investigators for the DC Metro Tobacco Research and Instruction Consortium (MeTRIC), a partnership of DC-based experts in tobacco control. The opening remarks will be given by Naomi Freedner-Maguire, principal researcher at ICF International.
The Rise in E-cigarette Use: Challenges from a Public Health Perspective
May 6, 2015; 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Milken Institute School of Public Health
First Floor Auditorium
950 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
Washington, DC, 20052