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GW Forum to Highlight Dramatic Rise in E-Cigarette Use, Especially Among Teens

Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH) at the George Washington University (GW) will hold a public forum on May 6, 2015 that will address the rising popularity of e-cigarettes in the United States—and the public health consequences of that trend. A recent report issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention noted that e-cigarette use tripled among middle and high school students in just one year. Other experts predict that sales for e-cigarette products will surpass traditional cigarettes in the near future.

The May 6 event will discuss the trends in use; challenges in measuring e-cigarette use; as well as the pros and cons of proposals to regulate e-cigarettes, hookahs and other such products. Speakers at the forum, which is part of a lecture series sponsored by GW and ICF International, include Carolyn Dresler, associate director for Medical and Health Sciences at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration; Brian King, deputy director for Research and Translation in the Office on Smoking and Health at the CDC; Kimberly Horn, associate dean for research at Milken Institute SPH and investigators for the DC Metro Tobacco Research and Instruction Consortium (MeTRIC), a partnership of DC-based experts in tobacco control. The opening remarks will be given by Naomi Freedner-Maguire, principal researcher at ICF International.

May 6, 2015 | 10 am – 12 pm
950 New Hampshire Ave., NW, First Floor Auditorium
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