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  • Evidence into Policy: UK Approach to E-Cigarettes
    Date and Time: January 29, 2016 at 11:00 AM US Eastern
    Presenter: Hazel Cheeseman, Director of Policy for ASH (Action on Smoking and Health)

    Over the last decade the policy environment around tobacco harm reduction has developed significantly in the UK. This development has been closely informed by the evidence base with a strong reciprocal relationship between research and policy making communities. The policy principles of tobacco harm reduction were established well in advance of the commercial success of e-cigarettes and have played an important part in shaping the UK's response to these products. 

    Rather than recommending a particular policy or approach, the goal of this webinar is to present one country's experience to expand the knowledge base of SRNT members. This talk will seek to outline the basis of the UK's approach to tobacco harm reduction, which is unique in the world, the relationship between policy development and the evolving evidence base, and how evidence is continuing to inform policy as the market around these novel products continues to change. 

    Space is limited so click here to reserve your webinar seat.


Meetings/Workshops 

  • Waterpipes - A Public Workshop 
    Date: 
    March 17-18, 2016 
    Location: Food and Drug Administration 
                  Center for Tobacco Products 
                  FDA White Oak Conference Center
                  Building 31, Room 1503
                  10903 New Hampshire Avenue
                  Silver Spring, MD 20993

    The purpose of this workshop is to gather scientific information and stimulate discussion among scientists about waterpipes and waterpipe tobacco (hookah). This workshop intends to address a wide range of information on waterpipes and waterpipe tobacco smoking, including presentations and panel discussions about the current state of the science, and will focus on product design, smoke constituents and emissions of harmful and potentially harmful constituents (HPHCs), HPHC exposures to users and non-users, environmental impacts, prevalence and patterns of use, perceptions, addiction, and the impact of marketing these products on population health including both users and nonusers.

    Deadline for Requests to Serve as a Presenter or Panelist: February 1, 2016
    Deadline for Requests to Speak During Public Comment Session: February 25, 2016
    Registration Deadline: February 25, 2016

    For additional information:
    http://www.fda.gov/TobaccoProducts/NewsEvents/ucm480233.htm


  • Biomarkers of Potential Harm - A Public Workshop 
    Date: 
    April 4-5, 2016 
    Location: Food and Drug Administration 
                  Center for Tobacco Products 
                  FDA White Oak Conference Center
                  Building 31, Room 1503
                  10903 New Hampshire Avenue
                  Silver Spring, MD 20993

    The purpose of this workshop is to open the discussion on how to identify and implement the use of biomarkers for the purposes of tobacco product regulation. The objectives of this workshop are to identify 1) approaches to assessing and selecting biomarkers of potential harm; 2) the processes of identifying biomarkers of potential harm that may be useful in tobacco product regulation; and 3) areas of research which may further strengthen knowledge about biomarkers of potential harm.   


    Deadline for Requests to Serve as a Presenter or Panelist: February 5, 2016
    Deadline for Requests to Speak During Public Comment Session: March 14, 2016
    Registration Deadline: March 14, 2016

    For additional information: 
    http://www.fda.gov/TobaccoProducts/NewsEvents/ucm481513.htm

     





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