Are you wondering how electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) such as e-cigarettes might contribute to New Zealand’s smokefree goal and reduce disparities in smoking among Māori and Pacific peoples?
Register now for this 1-day Public Health Summer School course, to hear the latest evidence.
Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) and the Smokefree 2025 goal
Date: Monday 12th February, 2018
Where: University of Otago campus in Newtown, Wellington.
What will it cover?
We will present the latest research evidence from recent surveys and in-depth studies of vapers and vaping behaviours. Sessions will discuss how ENDS could contribute to the 2025 goal, address disparities in smoking and how ENDS fit within smokefree plans, such as the ASAP report. We will explore uptake among NZ smokers, probe whether and how movement from smoking to vaping occurs, and explore the motivations, experiences and intentions of different ENDS user groups. The day will include a panel discussion featuring researchers, practitioners with expertise in using e-cigs for cessation, and representatives of the vaping sector.
The course will also examine what these findings mean for practice and policy, consider the advice community workers could provide to smokers, and review how policies could protect vulnerable groups while supporting smokers who cannot quit to transition fully to ENDS.
Who is it for?
This course is aimed at people who want to know more about ENDS uptake, how ENDS might contribute to the 2025 goal, and what cautions we might need to exercise. People who work with smokers, support vapers, develop policy and undertake research should find the material covered relevant to their work. No specific prior experience is required.
How do I register?
To be directed to the Course information page please click Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) and the Smokefree 2025 goal.
Note: Earlybird rates include a 25% discount available until 20 December 2017.