Vaping and Health Media Briefing - Highlights

Selected clips from SciLine’s media briefing on April 5, 2019. (Back to main briefing page)

 

From a public health standpoint, why are e-cigarettes controversial?

Dr. Nancy Rigotti, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School

E-cigarettes have grown in popularity, and discussion on the possible risks and benefits has as well. Dr. Nancy Rigotti answers the question: why are e-cigarettes controversial?

Does e-cigarette use in children and teens lead to the eventual use of combustible cigarettes?

Dr. Jessica Barrington-Trimis, Keck School of Medicine at University of Southern California

E-cigarettes are often used as a smoking cessation aid, but in youth who've never smoked before--is vaping liable to lead to the use of combustible cigarettes? Dr. Jessica Barrington-Trimis answers that question.

What can we do to help prevent youth from becoming addicted to e-cigarettes?

Dr. Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin, Yale School of Medicine

Dr. Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin discusses what we can do to help prevent youth from becoming addicted to e-cigarettes.