Priorities for Vaping Research: Pregnancy, Mental Health and Cancer Patients
15:55 - 16:10
Public Health and Policy
Tobacco harm reduction approaches are a priority for adult smokers who find it difficult to stop smoking but there are many barriers to providing e-cigarette access to groups such as cancer patients undergoing treatment, adults being treated for long standing mental health conditions, prisoners and pregnant women, amongst others. However, research is now underway to explore the promise that e-cigarettes may hold for all these groups. This presentation will describe the latest data from the UK and elsewhere on e-cigarette use in these groups and outline the studies that are underway to improve access and outcomes. Persuading research funders, health professionals and the public of the merits of this type of research is not easy but progress is being made. Emerging results, key questions for future studies and the importance of capacity-building for this type of research will be discussed.
- Professor Linda Bauld Professor of Health Policy - University of Stirling, UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies (UKTAS) and Cancer Research UK
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