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

Vaping and lung disease

11:10 - 11:25

The recent outbreak of serious and in some cases fatal lung disease, predominantly lipoid pneumonia, among vapers in the USA has caused widespread alarm among vapers, health professionals, advocates and political leaders in the USA and elsewhere around the world. In this presentation Prof Britton will summarise the available evidence on the likely cause or causes of this outbreak, the reported occurrence of other similar or potentially related severe lung disease outside this recent outbreak, and discuss the relevance of the outbreak to electronic cigarette policy and regulation.


  • Prof John Britton Professor of Epidemiology, Diretor UK Centre for Tobacco & Alcohol Studies - University of Nottingham

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