Disruptive Technology (E-Cigarettes): A Blessing And A Curse



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Public health campaigns need pragmatic revolutionaries, people who can spot opportunities and use them to the benefit of indi- vidual and population health. Electronic cigarettes (or vaporizers), which have lately been receiving much attention, appear to offer such an opportunity. These are devices that deliver nicotine via a vapour that a can be inhaled much like a cigarette, but without the vast range of carcinogens and other toxins found in cigarette smoke. The market for these products has recently exploded in Canada, as it has in many other countries. Smokers in Canada can easily access such products over the Internet or from bricks-and-mortar ‘vape shops’, and social media and personal conversation is abuzz with advice and testimonials from smokers who have successfully used these products to replace cigarettes.

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About David Sweanor

David sweanor is an adjunct professor of law at the University of Ottawa and a special lecturer in epidemiology and public health at the University of Nottingham who has worked on global tobacco and health issues for more than 30 years. He played a key role in a wide range of Canadian efforts on tobacco control policies, and worked globally with organizations such as the International Union Against Cancer, World Health Organization, World Bank, Pan American Health Organization, and numerous governments and health agencies.

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