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Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are devices that
deliver nicotine through vapour, rather than smoke. E-cigarettes have the
potential to promote smoking cessation; however, they also have potential
public health risks in terms of promoting tobacco use among youth and
undermining tobacco control efforts. This presentation will provide an overview
of the e-cigarette marketing in Canada, patterns of use, and current policy and
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Presenter: Dr David Hammond
David Hammond is an associate professor in the School of
Public Health and Health Systems at the University of Waterloo. Dr. Hammond’s
research focuses on population-level interventions to reduce chronic disease,
including tobacco control. Dr. Hammond has previously served as an advisor to
the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, which
has been ratified by more than 170 countries. Dr. Hammond has also advised
regulatory agencies and governments around the world on tobacco control policy
and has served as an expert witness on behalf of the Canadian, UK, and
Australian governments in litigation against the tobacco industry. Dr. Hammond
is a past recipient of the Canadian Medical Association Journal’s Top Canadian
Achievements in Health Research Awards 2009 for his work with Geoff Fong and
Mary Thompson as part of the International Tobacco Control Policy project,
conducted in more than a dozen low- and middle-income countries.
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