• The 5th annual E-Cigarette Summit will take place on Friday 17th November at The Royal Society, London
  • Registration for the E-Cigarette Summit 2017 is now open

Gateway effects and electronic cigarettes

09:35 - 09:50

E-cigarettes and other new types of nicotine vaporizers are alleged, or feared, to be a gateway to smoking in people who would not otherwise have smoked; consequently, regulators impose restrictions on e-cigarette design, content, use and marketing, with the aim of preventing gateway effects. We examine whether the gateway theory has value, whether the criteria to establish causality are met, and what type of evidence would be required to test this theory.


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