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PHO Grand Rounds: E-Cigarettes: Policymaking in the Dark
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 12:00 pm to 01:00 pm
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.

What are the health effects of e-cigarettes? Are they effective cessation aids? Who is vaping? What are the patterns of use?

RECIG: Research on E-cigarettes explores policy implications from Ontario longitudinal and cross-sectional survey data, lab studies, systematic reviews and  social media analysis. Fresh, cutting-edge evidence from an International Expert Panel review will be presented.

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. Robert Schwartz

Robert Schwartz is the Executive Director of the Ontario Tobacco Research Unit, Associate Professor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health (University of Toronto), Senior Scientist at CAMH, Director at CIHR Strategic Training and U of T Collaborative Program in Public Health Policy, and Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation. He has published widely about tobacco control, accountability, public health policy, policy change, program evaluation and government and third sector relations. Dr. Schwartz serves on the Tobacco Control System Committee, Smoke-Free Ontario Scientific Advisory Committee and Cessation Strategy Advisory Group.  

Public Health Ontario Grand Rounds are approved for continuing medical education from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons.

PHO Grand Rounds are also approved by Council of Professional Experience for professional development hours (PDHs) for members of the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI).

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