• Full programme and speaker line-up announced for 7th annual UK E-Cigarette Summit on Thursday 14th November 2019 at The Royal Society, London

What could possibly go wrong? E-cigarette regulation and unintended consequences

14:40 - 14:55

In 2016, the Royal College of Physicians (London) set out this problem: “A risk-averse, precautionary approach to e-cigarette regulation can be proposed as a means of minimising the risk of avoidable harm. However, if this approach also makes e-cigarettes less easily accessible, less palatable or acceptable, more expensive, less consumer friendly or pharmacologically less effective, or inhibits innovation and development of new and improved products, then it causes harm by perpetuating smoking” In this session Clive Bates will discuss the importance of getting this balance right and how regulators have been getting it wrong


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