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PHO Rounds: Visiting Speaker - E-cigarettes in Canada: Implications for public health policy
Thursday, July 10, 2014 10:00 am to 10:45 am
Venue: 480 University Ave, Suite 300 Toronto, ON M5G 1V2 Boardroom 350
Health Promotion
City: Toronto
Format: In Person; Webinar

Note: This is an open invitation, and may be forwarded to interested parties.
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 regulatory challenges.
DISCLAIMER: The opinions expressed by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies or views of Public Health Ontario, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by Public Health Ontario.

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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