Gateway effects and electronic cigarettes
09:35 - 09:50
Evidence and Research
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.
- Professor Jean Francois Etter Professor of Public Health - University of Geneva
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