How to Think - Not Feel - About Tobacco Harm Reduction


90 Minutes

Webinar Speakers

Kenneth E. Warner, PhD

Avedis Donabedian Distinguished University Professor of Public Health Emeritus, Professor of Health Management and Policy Emeritus, Dean Emeritus, University of Michigan School of Public Health

Webinar Objectives
  1. Explain the principal arguments, and the data relating to them, regarding the nature and degree of risks that alternative nicotine delivery systems (specifically focusing on e-cigarettes) pose for youth, especially for non-smoking youth.

  2. Identify and evaluate the evidence regarding whether e-cigarettes function as harm reduction for adult smokers, specifically examining whether e-cigarettes increase or decrease (or do not affect) the overall rate of smoking cessation.

  3. Describe the conclusions that derive from a simulation study that analyzes the net consequences of the potential costs of e-cigarettes (encouraging otherwise never-smoking kids to smoke) and the benefits (increasing smoking cessation among adults).

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This UCSF CME activity was planned and developed to uphold academic standards to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor; adhere to requirements to protect health information under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA); and include a mechanism to inform learners when unapproved or unlabeled uses of therapeutic products or agents are discussed or referenced.

The following faculty speakers, moderators, and planning committee members have disclosed they have no financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any commercial companies who have provided products or services relating to their presentation(s) or commercial support for this continuing medical education activity:

Christine Cheng, Brian Clark, Jennifer Matekuare, Roxana Said, MPH, Catherine Saucedo, and Steven A. Schroeder, MD and Kenneth E. Warner, PhD

Additional Resources
  • Recommended resources covering in detail many of the issues discussed:

    • Drope et al., “Key Issues Surrounding the Health Impacts of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) and Other Sources of Nicotine,” CA: Cancer J Clin, 2017

    • Glasser et al., “Overview of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems: A Systematic Review,” Am J Prev Med, 2017 (811 references)

  • NIH Funding Opportunity - Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS): Population, Clinical and Applied Prevention Research (R21) -