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Nov 21

Expert Policy Conference on Vaping & E-Cigarette Regulation in Canada

Ottawa ON, The Westin - Governor General Room, 11 Colonel By Drive

Special Policy Conference

Member $200 | Guest $400 | Table of 6 $1,000

Please contact Jacquelin, Event Planner, to register:jwong@cdhowe.org.


Pre-Session – The What, Who, and How of Vaping in Canada

An introduction to the current market, users, industry players and outlook of vaping.

Session I – Do Nicotine Levels, Product Design and Flavours Influence Usage?

A deep analysis of factors influencing usage and addiction, how they should be regulated and where should the lines be drawn.

Session II - Youth Behaviors & Prevention Efforts

A conversation about use patterns among youth in the United States and Canada, and how regulations can create an environment that limits youth appeal.

Session III – Global Lessons: How Have Other Countries Tackled Vaping Concerns?

A panel of international experts will discuss the approaches taken by the United Kingdom and the United States, and outline what Canada can emulate or change from their experiences.

Session IV – Black Market, Sin Tax and Emerging Trends

The rise and dangers of black market vaping products to public health, and potential regulations that could discourage it, ensuring consumer safety.


List of Speakers

Cory Harris, Associate Professor, Ottawa Hub for Harm Reduction, University of Ottawa 

Ian Irvine, Professor of Economics, Concordia University and Research                                                           

Dr. Raymond Niaura, Interim Chair of the Department of Epidemiology, College of Global Public Health, New York University

Christopher Russell Ph.D., Deputy Director, Centre for Substance Use Research

Dr. Brad Rodu, Professor of Medicine, Chair of Tobacco Harm Reduction Research, University of Louisville

Anindya Sen, Professor, University of Waterloo        

John Shaske, B.Sc.(Pharm), ACPR, RPh, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British-Columbia

David Sweanor, Adjunct Professor, Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics , University of Ottawa

Rosalie Wyonch, Policy Analyst, C.D. Howe Institute

Dr. Laurie Zawertailo, Senior Scientist, Nicotine Dependence Service , Centre for Addiction and Mental Health



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