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Feb
05
2016
10:00–12:00

Research Seminar

Daniel Wikler: Ethics and E-cigs. An analysis and a proposal

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Daniel Wikler, Mary B. Saltonstall Professor of Population Ethics and Professor of Ethics and Population Health at the Harvard School of Public Health

ABSTRACT
Two letters on electronic cigarettes (“E-cigs”) reached Dr. Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization in mid-2014, each signed by dozens of tobacco control specialists. One commended WHO for urging that E-cigs be regulated like tobacco products; the other urged just the opposite. The field of tobacco control remains deeply divided. This talk seeks to determine whether this impasse can be traced back to differences in ethical views; and concludes with a proposal for an ambitious new public health initiative that seeks the allegiance of both sides.

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