Panel Discussion and Open Floor Q&A: Vaping, nicotine and health effects – what do we know and need to find out?

Time: 10:30 - 10:50

Date: Friday 9th December, 2022

  • Given the known harms of smoking, how do we communicate uncertainty?
  • What health harms are we anticipating in the future from long term use of e-cigarettes?
  • If we remove flavours from e-cigarettes, would there be a net public health gain?
  • Is there a toxicological basis for excluding flavours?
  • What are the health effects of nicotine use – harms and/or benefits?



  • Dr Debbie Robson RMN, PhD Senior Lecturer in Tobacco Harm Reduction - National Addiction Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London
  • Prof Maciej L. Goniewicz Professor of Oncology, Department of Health Behavior, Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Studies - Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Prof Alan Boobis, OBE Emeritus Professor of Toxicology & Chair - UK Committee on Toxicity - Imperial College London
  • Dr Jamie Hartmann-Boyce Associate Professor and Editor Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Group - Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford

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