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Dec 4, 2019 at 5:00 pm

How bad are E-cigarettes?

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Overview:

E-cigarettes have become popular and widely used so fast that the safety testing on them is practically non-existent. While researchers rush to define the toxicities and potential health effects of e-cigarettes, should we be advising everyone against these nicotine delivery devices? Or should we try to be positive and hopeful, in case e-cigarettes have fewer adverse health effects relative to conventional tobacco cigarettes, and thus advise current smokers to switch to e-cigs as a harm reduction strategy? Beyond that, what are the risks of the different e-cig flavors and types of devices? Is vaping caffeine and THC more or less dangerous than vaping nicotine? What are the specific dangers of e-cig use for children, teenagers and young adults?

Guest Speaker:

Dr. Laura E. Crotty Alexander, M.D.,

Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Diego and a staff physician and researcher at the VA San Diego Healthcare System,

Dr. Crotty is a pulmonary critical care specialist with clinical and research-based interests in e-cigarettes. She studies the effects of cigarette smoke and e-cigarette vapor on bacterial virulence, as well as the effects of e-cigarettes on airway inflammation and innate immune function.

Dr. Crotty Alexander is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine, completed residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, the Harvard Pulmonary Critical Care Fellowship Program, and a postdoctoral fellowship in Host Defense and Bacterial Virulence at UCSD.

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Date and Time

Dec 4, 2019 at 5:00 pm

Location

Fleet Science Center, Balboa Park

Event Registration

Registration for this event is required by Dec 4, 2019. Visit the registration page for details.

Event Fee

Free

Contact

Center for Ethics in Science and Technology    info@ethicscenter.net    8588222647

Audience

Faculty, Staff, Students, The General Public

Event Host

Center for Ethics in Science and Technology

Event Category

Talks and Lectures