Sending Office: Honorable Jackie Speier
Sent By:
Jacquelyn.Wang@mail.house.gov

BRIEFING – E-Cigarettes: Striking a Balance Between Preventing Youth Nicotine Addiction and Helping Current Adult Smokers Quit Combustible Cigarettes

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

12:00 p.m.

Room 385, Russell Senate Office Building

Lunch will be provided at this widely attended event.

Kindly RSVP to sciencepolicy@aacr.org if you plan to attend.

 

Dear Colleague:

I wanted to draw your attention to an invitation you should have already received from the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). On Wednesday,
July 19 at noon in 385 Russell Senate Office Building, AACR cordially invites you to attend a briefing entitled
E-Cigarettes: Striking a Balance Between Preventing Youth Nicotine Addiction and Helping Current Adult Smokers Quite Combustible Cigarettes.
The distinguished panelists are listened below.

E-cigarettes were the most commonly used tobacco product among U.S. middle school and high school students for the fourth year in a row according to a 2018 CDC Report. Among youth who had used an e-cigarette, 17 percent indicated their reason for use was
that they believe they are less harmful than other forms of tobacco such as cigarettes. While e-cigarettes are likely less harmful to health than combustible cigarettes, there is also clear evidence that vaping can cause harm, especially when initiated at
a young age.

Because these products are new, many of the potential long-term harms are still unknown. As such, the U.S. Surgeon General recently declared e-cigarette use in young Americans a major public health concern. The quickly rising rates of e-cigarette use in
this population and high nicotine content of popular products like Juul have raised questions of whether we are now at high risk for addicting another generation to the harmful effects associated with nicotine.

This briefing will provide updates on the latest science pertaining to the effects and content of e-cigarettes and will discuss the growing problem of youth use of e-cigarettes including a first-hand perspective of their impact from a reporter with
The New Yorker. In addition, expert speakers will offer potential solutions for halting the alarming rise in youth e-cigarette use, balanced with a need for research into whether these products could be effectively used for supporting smoking cessation
in current adult nicotine users. Please RSVP to sciencepolicy@aacr.org if you plan to attend.

 

Panelists

Roy Herbst, MD, PhD, Yale Cancer Center, New Haven, CT

Rachel Grana Mayne, PhD, MPH, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD

Brian Maslowski, Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax, VA

Jia Tolentino, The New Yorker

Benjamin Toll, PhD, Hollings Cancer Center, Charleston, SC

 

Sincerely,

Jackie Speier

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