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“Piecing Together the Data on Vaping: What is the Current State?”

October 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Once looked to as a promising smoking cessation tool, e-cigarettes (aka “vaping”) are now gaining negative media attention due to a multistate outbreak of associated lung injuries. More than 10 years after hitting the market, data regarding the health effects of e-cigarettes has yet to be collected by the Food and Drug Administration. Now with over 800 people sick from vaping-related lung illnesses and at least 14 related deaths, public health officials are scrambling to find answers. Our distinguished speakers will discuss the varying research and data on vaping as a nicotine replacement, health implications of e-cigarette use, and what local health departments are doing to address this epidemic through surveillance and policy.

Organizers

The Center for Public Health Initiatives and the UPenn PRC
Penn Medicine Abramson – Cancer Center

Venue

Biomedical Research Bldg Auditorium
421 Curie Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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