A New Leaf: Vaping, E-Cigs & the Future of Tobacco

40 million Americans — and over a billion people worldwide — still smoke. Can disruptive technologies curb the public health risks associated with smoking? Are vaping, heat sticks and other nicotine-delivery systems really safer than tobacco? When it comes to tobacco harm reduction (THR), what are the trade-offs? How should THR technologies be regulated? Do they raise other policy concerns, such as privacy? And what lessons should we draw for public policy writ large?

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Cynthia Cabrera

The Cating Group

Sally Satel

Yale University School of Medicine

David Sweanor

University of Ottawa

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