Introduction

Electronic Cigarettes: A Tangle of Regulation, Public Health, and Public Safety Issues

Electronic Cigarettes: A Tangle of Regulation, Public Health, and Public Safety Issues

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This webinar originally occurred on May 24, 2022
Duration: 1 hour

Overview

While modern electronic cigarettes (ECIG) were invented as an effective alternate method for nicotine delivery, the unregulated cannabis industry and recreational drug consumers adopted them for their culture acceptability and concealability. Absent strong, clear federal regulations, the ECIG industry rapidly expanded product types and e-liquid formulations. E-liquids contain chemicals considered safe for oral consumption, creating an aura of safety for consumers. While the E-cigarette, or Vaping Product, Use Associated Lung Injury (EVALI) epidemic exposed the toxic nature of vaping, the ECIG industry has facilitated the public consumption of recreational drugs.

Detailed Learning Objectives

  1. Attendees will receive a greater understanding of electronic cigarettes and the chemicals in e-liquid formulations.
  2. Attendees will learn how the ECIG industry has facilitated the public consumption of recreational drugs.
  3. Attendees will gain an increased awareness of the effects and complications correlated with vaping.

Presenter

  • Michelle Peace, Ph.D. | Forensic Toxicologist & Associate Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University

Funding for this Forensic Technology Center of Excellence webinar has been provided by the National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.

The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this webinar are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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