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Current challenges for global tobacco control: electronic cigarettes. Electronic cigarettes, also called “e-cigarettes” or “e-cigs”, are the most known electronic nicotine delivery system. An e-cigarette is an electronic device commonly shaped like a cigarette and designed to vaporize a mixture of nicotine, propylene glycol and other chemicals that heats the vapor via a battery activated by puffing. Interest in e-cigarettes has been growing recently among smokers, manufacturers, including leading cigarette companies, and also among tobacco control health professionals, researchers and advocates who are concerned with their various risks at the individual and public health level.
Date: July 18th, 2014
Venue: "Pau Viladiu" Auditorium, Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO). Av. Granvia de L'Hospitalet 199-203 (Barcelona), Catalonia, Spain.
Language: The Symposium will be held in English. Simultaneous translation into/from Spanish will be available.
09:00 h. Registration
09:30 h. Welcome to the participants: Josep Maria Vilà, President, Catalan Institute of Oncology, Antoni Mateu, Secretary of Health, Public Health Agency of Catalonia, Generalitat de Catalunya (to be confirmed) ,Elena Andradas, Director of Health Promotion and Public Health, Ministry of Health, Government of Spain, Juan José Rodríguez Sendín, Spanish Council of Medical Colleges (to be confirmed)
10:00 h. Opening videoconference: “Public health impact of e-cigarettes use: risks, benefits, and the tobacco endgame” by Simon Chapman, Professor of Public Health, University of Sydney
10:30 h. Discussion (moderator: Marisa de Andrade)
11:30 h. Second conference: “New e-inhalation products and potential health risks: The case for regulation” by Martina Pötschke-Langer, Head, Unit of Cancer Prevention, WHO Collaborating Centre for Tobacco Control, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)
12:00 h. Third conference: “Secondhand exposure to e-cigarettes emissions” by Esteve Fernández, Head, Tobacco Control Unit, Catalan Institute of Oncology; and Associate Professor, University of Barcelona
12:30 h. Discussion
14:30 h. Fourth conference: “The marketing of electronic cigarettes and the interests of the tobacco industry” by Marisa de Andrade, Impact Research Fellow, Stirling Management School, University of Stirling
15:00 h. Fifth conference: “Electronic cigarettes in the EU Tobacco Products Directive” by Francisco Rodríguez, President, Spanish National Committee for Smoking Prevention
15:30 h. Discussion (moderator: Martina Pötschke-Langer)
16:00 h. Round Table
16:30 h. Closing remarks, by Esteve Fernández (Symposium’s Chair) and Tàrsila Ferro, Director of Nursing. ICO