Academics questioned on E-cigarettes
9 January 2018
A report from Public Health England states that E-cigarettes are 95% less harmful compared to conventional cigarettes and NHS England's recent "stop-tober" campaign highlights e-cigarettes as a smoking cessation tool. The Science and Technology Committee hears from two panels of academics on their assessment of the current research into e-cigarettes and their effect on human health.
Tuesday 9 January 2018, Wilson Room, Portcullis House
- Professor Peter Hajek, Professor of Clinical Psychology, Queen Mary University of London
- Professor Mark Conner, Professor in Applied Social Psychology, University of Leeds
- Professor Riccardo Polosa, Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Catania
- Dr Lion Shahab, Senior Lecturer Health Psychology, University College London
- Dr Jamie Brown, Deputy Director, Tobacco and Alcohol Research Group University College London
- Professor Paul Aveyard, Co-ordinating Editor, The Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Group
Purpose of the session
The first panel will focus on relative harmfulness of e-cigarettes compared to cigarettes, and assessments of whether different types of e-cigarettes have a varying health effect on the user.
The second panel will explore the appropriateness of using e-cigarette as a smoking cessation tool, and the possible role of e-cigarettes in "re-normalising" smoking.
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