• 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

The Spectrum of Harm

11:20 - 11:35

Why do people smoke? We know that it is largely for the nicotine, and that tobacco in the form of cigarettes delivers nicotine very rapidly, together with other compounds that enhance its effects. However, different nicotine-containing products (including e-cigarettes, but also heat-not-burn and smokeless products) differ dramatically in the levels of harm associated with their use. Whether these products are likely to have a net beneficial impact on public health depends on a number of factors, including how effectively they help people switch from cigarettes, but also their relative harm compared to cigarettes.


  • Professor Marcus Munafò Professor of Biological Psychology - University of Bristol, UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies (UKTAS)

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