Vaping: The New Look of Nicotine Addiction

The University of Iowa invites all interested community members – parents, educators, healthcare providers, government officials, employers, students, faculty, staff – to attend a series of educational events designed to increase awareness of e-cigarettes and their impact, provide information about cutting edge research on e-cigs and vaping from national experts, and encourage dialogue to promote community health.

The first community event is September 23 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at The Englert Theatre.

 

"What are E-cigs and What Do They Do?"

Tom Eissenberg, PhD, a professor at the Virginia Commonwealth University and co-director of the Center for Study of Tobacco Products, will share his research on e-cigs and vaping.  Then, he will be part of a panel that includes Rima Afifi, PhD, a UI researcher, Susan Vileta of the Johnson County Public Health Department, and a UI student TBN.  The panel will share perspectives on e-cigs usage in our community and schools.

There is no cost to attend and everyone is welcome.  However, the planning committee would appreciate having attendees register here.

Sponsors of this event are:  UI – College of Public Health, Graduate & Professional Student Government, Graduate Student Senate, Iowa Institute of Public Health Research and Policy, liveWELL/Human Resources, Staff Council, Student Government, Student Wellness; Community – Clear Creek Amana Community School District, City of Coralville, City of Iowa City, Iowa City Community School District, Johnson County Public Health, Mount Vernon Community Schools.

The second event is scheduled for October 29 at the Coralville Public Library.  Watch for more information.  Updates are also posted on the vaping series webpage.

For questions, please contact kimberly-merchant@uiowa.edu.