Vape shops and their role in public health
16:05 - 16:20
Public Health, Policy and Tobacco Harm Reduction
One of the biggest obstacles facing e-cigarettes is the misinformation and understanding of nicotine. Tobacco control campaigns have often demonised the addictiveness of nicotine rather than the devastating health consequences of combustion. Consequently most smokers fear nicotine, a fact that has also been seen in the past with NRT. The consequences were often under-dosage and a too short period of use. In order to avoid relapse and dual use, Jacques Le Houezec has spent the last four years training vape shop owners and staff and health professionals about effective strategies for helping smokers understand the importance of adequate dosing and utilising the unique public health resource that vape shops can offer smokers to achieve smoking cessation.
- Dr Jacques Le Houezec Independent Consultant in Public Health and Tobacco Dependence - Scientist, Smoking Cessation Specialist, Trainer, Rennes, France
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