Johannesburg – The Vaping Industry Conference has established itself as a neutral environment for scientists, policymakers, medical and public health professionals and stakeholders to learn about the latest scientific research and evidence on e-cigarettes and its implications to discuss.
This year's conference will be held on Thursday, August 2nd, at Sandton Radisson Blu.
The Vaping Conference will be at the forefront of the debate on e-cigarettes and broader harm-reduction debates.
The conference welcomes scientists, public health professionals and policymakers from around the world who want to create their own regulatory framework for new nicotine products.
In addition to the latest findings on the safety of e-cigarettes for The Vaping Conference, there will continue to be broader debates, including the creation of an industry standard to not sell related products to anyone under the age of 1
The role that e-cigarettes could play in stopping or widening the smoking epidemic will remain one of the most violent debates in public health history.
For governments and policymakers, the importance of making the right decision should not be underestimated. From direct prohibitions to advertising restrictions to higher taxes; The way in which each country introduces, interprets and implements legislation, including consumer and medical approval channels, will have far-reaching consequences.
Defining the regulatory threshold at the right level will be crucial to take advantage of e-cigarettes and reduced harm from nicotine products while responding to an anti-tobacco manifest to reduce the harm caused by smoking to reduce.
What questions are being investigated?
The Vaping conference will feature high-level expert briefings and encourage interaction through podium discussions and open discussions. Questions are examined in a balanced and objective environment in which participants can build their knowledge and share their views. The conference will examine the latest research and evidence on the following areas:
- The continuum of harm reduction and various policy / regulatory approaches
- Safety and research of e-cigarettes
- Effects of nicotine on health, including addiction  Heat does not burn and e-cigarettes – similarities and differences
- Are there any health risks from second-hand vapors for non-users?
- If e-cigarettes are so good, why do not all smokers smoke?
Who should attend?
In particular, this event will be relevant to:
- Regulators and Policy Advisers
- Scientific / Research Community
- Smoking Cessation Practitioners / Services
- Healthcare Providers, Health Facilities and Health Campaigns
- Municipalities and Environmental Health
- Health professionals and academics
- Medical and health professionals
- e-cigarette industry and broader interest groups