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Seminar on “Thinking clearly about e-cigarettes: the Singapore experience” by Professor Kee-Seng Chia Past Event

24 May 2019
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The popularity of e-cigarettes (vaping and heat-not-burn cigarettes) is increasing rapidly.  There are heated debates on whether e-cigarettes could be a reduced-risk products and serve as a harm reduction public health strategy or they are just another harmful tobacco option.

The School has invited Professor Kee-Seng Chia, Founding Dean of School of Public Health, National University of Singapore to be the guest speaker at a seminar on the topic “Thinking clearly about e-cigarettes: the Singapore experience”.  He used Singapore as an example, where an extreme stance to ban e-cigarettes as well as other measures such as raising the minimum legal age to 21, etc were adopted.  He has indicated that it is important to constantly review, evaluate and integrate new research findings on the efficacy and effectiveness of e-cigarettes in policy decisions on tobacco control.

The audience were enlightened by Professor Chia’s expertise and there was fruitful discussion and interaction among participants and the speaker.