Prevalence and Policy: An Update on Electronic Cigarettes and Cancer Control
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 -
2:00pm to 3:00pmEST
Since the 1964 Surgeon General’s report formally established the severe health risks of smoking, the U.S. has made considerable progress on tobacco control. The emergence of novel tobacco products such as electronic-cigarettes (“e-cigarettes”), however, presents new challenges to public health and cancer control practitioners.
As the popularity of e-cigarettes continues to grow, controversy has arisen over categorizing and regulating this new product. Our January 2015 cyber-seminar will give participants a broader understanding of public health concerns around e-cigarette use. It will also identify areas in which e-cigarettes could be regulated at the state and local level, discuss typical gaps in current laws and analyze various approaches to effectively close such gaps.
This session will help participants be more aware of some of the key resources available in developing and implementing e-cigarettes legislation and to identify at least 2-3 strategies to share with their own communities and state partners.
At the end of the cyber-seminar, participants will be able to:
- Describe various patterns of electronic cigarette use and assess correlates related to electronic cigarette use
- Demonstrate how and why existing local and state tobacco control laws often fail to regulate e-cigarettes effectively.
- Discuss the potential implications of federal regulation of e-cigarettes on state and local policies and identify likely gaps in such regulation.
- Analyze different approaches for effectively regulating e-cigarettes to achieve policy goals at the state and local levels.