Panel Discussion and Q&A: Has England interpreted the evidence differently?

Time: 10:30 - 10:50

Date: Thursday 16th November 2023

  • What are the research gaps around population impact?
  • Have countries who have followed a more prohibitive route on vaping fared better?
  • Based on our interpretation of the evidence, the UK has taken a different path than many other countries – do we need to change?
  • How do we balance smoking and vaping policies between children and adults?
  • Has vaping facilitated a more radical tobacco control policy?


  • Prof Ann McNeill Professor of Tobacco Addiction - Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King's College London


  • Prof Caitlin Notley Chair of Addiction Sciences - University of East Anglia
  • Prof Sanjay Agrawal Professor of Respiratory Science, Institute of Lung Health - University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Special Advisor on Tobacco, Royal College of Physicians
  • Prof Peter Hajek Director of the Health and Lifestyle Research Unit - Wolfson Institute of Population Health, Queen Mary University of London
  • Assistant Prof Jamie Hartmann-Boyce Assistant Professor in Health Promotion and Policy - University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Prof Virginia Berridge Professor of History and Health Policy, Centre for History in Public Health - London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, UK
  • Prof John Newton, OBE FRCP FFPH FRSPH Director of Public Health Analysis - Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID)

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