E-Cigarettes: The Tectonic Shift in Nicotine and Tobacco Consumption: Opportunity or Threat to Saving Lives?

Please join us!
October 19
NYU School of Law, Greenberg Lounge, Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Square South, NY, NY

E-Cigarettes are making international headlines and remain a controversial topic in both the public health community and the public at large. Do they hold the potential to save millions of lives if smokers switch from combustible cigarettes? Or do they pose a dangerous threat, reversing hard fought, historic declines in youth smoking? Join us for this special event to hear Mitch Zeller, Director of the US Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products, Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller, and other domestic and global experts discuss the role of e-cigarettes in ending the tobacco epidemic.

This event is presented by the NYU College of Global Public Health, the NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing and the NYU College of Dentistry.

Due to the popularity of this event, seating is on a first-come-first serve basis.

Event Program

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. - Welcoming Remarks

9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. - Keynote Remarks: The FDA Framework for the Regulation of Tobacco and Nicotine, Mitch Zeller, JD, Director, Center for Tobacco Products, U.S. Food & Drug Administration

9:45 a.m. - 10:05 a.m. - Responding Remarks: Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller

10:05 a.m. - 10:25 a.m. - Q&A facilitated by Dr. David AbramsProfessor of Social and Behavioral Sciences, NYU College of Global Public Health

10:25 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.   Break

10:40 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. The Domestic View - Dr. Ken WarnerAvedis Donabedian Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Public Health and Dean Emeritus, University of Michigan School of Public Health, and Matthew Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids

11:20 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. - Q&A facilitated by Dr. David Abrams

11:45 a.m. - 12:05 p.m. - The Global View - Perspective from the U.K., Clive Bates, Director, Counterfactual Consulting Ltd.

12:05 p.m. - 12:15 p.m. - Q&A facilitated by Dr. Ana MolaClinical Assistant Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, NYU Langone Health

12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. - Networking Lunch

1:15 p.m. - 1:35 p.m. - Perspective from Australia - Mike Daube, Emeritus Professor of Health Policy, Faculty of Health Sciences, Curtin University, Perth, Australia

1:35 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.  - Q&A facilitated by Dr. Ana Mola

1:45 p.m. - 2:20 p.m. - Controversies in Tobacco Control: A Panel Discussion

Panelists: Dr. Donna Hallas, Program Director, Pedatrics NP, and Clinical Professor, NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing; Dr. Raymond NiauraProfessor of Social and Behavioral Sciences, NYU College of Global Public Health; Dr. Deepak SaxenaAssociate Professor, Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology, NYU College of Dentistry; Dr. Donna ShelleyProfessor, Department of Population Health and Professor, Department of Medicine, NYU Langone Health

2:20 p.m. - 2:35 p.m. - Q&A facilitated by Dr. Michael O’Connor, Executive Vice Dean for Administration, Finance, Development, Clinical and Student Services, NYU College of Dentistry

2:35 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. - Concluding Remarks

2:45 p.m. - Program concludes