We are excited to attend the 2019 E-Cigarette summit in London on the 14th November.
Smoking is the biggest single cause of preventable death in the developed world with almost 1 billion users worldwide. The devastating effect of long-term smoking cannot be underestimated, with approximately half of all lifetime smokers dying from smoking related diseases and many more suffering a compromised quality of life. Despite decades of tobacco control efforts and public health education on the harms of smoking, the decline in smoking rates has been frustratingly slow.
The growth of e-cigarette over the last 6-7 years can best be viewed as an unfolding phenomenon. The public health response has ranged from enthusiastic support to vigorous opposition as scientists and regulators grapple to find the most appropriate response. Their verdicts will probably feature among the key public health decisions of our time.
The full programme for the day can be found here.