The E-Cigarette Summit will take place virtually on 7-8 December 2021 and hope that the Virtual Summit will provide a welcoming focal point to grapple with the challenging questions posed by e-cigarettes and new novel nicotine products.
For decades, the known harms from smoking and combustible products has aligned public health and tobacco control communities to a common goal. However, the emergence of e-cigarettes and novel nicotine products has created clear divisions within the both the scientific and policy communities. At the same time governments have a pressing demand to interpret conflicting evidence in to appropriate legal and regulatory frameworks.
The E-Cigarette Summit has a single aim of facilitating respectful dialogue and thoughtful analysis from global experts to explore the evidence and discuss how this should be interpreted to deliver the most effective health strategies to reduce smoking related death and disease.
Smoking is the biggest single cause of preventable death in the developed world with almost 1 billion users worldwide. Despite decades of tobacco control efforts and public health education on the harms of smoking, the decline in smoking rates has been frustratingly slow. The E-Cigarette Summit provides a much-needed neutral platform to explore the available peer reviewed evidence and debate the issues that are dividing scientists, health professionals and policy makers alike. The E-Cigarette Summit has a single aim of facilitating respectful dialogue and thoughtful analysis of the latest research and to discuss how the evidence should be interpreted and communicated to deliver the most effective health strategies to reduce smoking related death and disease.