Risky Business: Kids, E-cigs, Vaping, and New Tobacco Products

Series: Texas TCORS

Speaker: Terry Pechacek, PhD
Length: 40:48 minutes

Our guest speaker for this webinar was Terry Pechacek, PhD, Deputy Director for Research Translation in the Office of Smoking and Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Once upon a time, there were only cigarettes, snuff, chew, cigars and pipes…oh my! Today, we must focus our research efforts on a new set and emerging nicotine products like e-cigarettes, snus, hookah, and cigarillos. This webinar examined how adolescents are responding to these "new tobacco" products, in particular e-cigarettes (also known as ENDS, electronic nicotine delivery systems, HnB, heat-not-burn cigarettes, and e-hookah). Today e-cigarettes can go by many different names and brands including JUUL, Pulse, X-Fire Vape, VUSE, eGo, HALO and V2.

Do you know what new tobacco products adolescents are using? Are they harmful? What about the marketing of these products? Is e-cigarette use amongst teens risky business?

This webinar was hosted by the Texas Tobacco Center for Regulatory Science (Texas TCORS), which is part of the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living at The University of Texas School of Public Health Austin Regional Campus.

Learn more about Texas TCORS at TexasTCORS.org