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The Vaping Epidemic: From Science to Public Policy

Vaping: Fact Versus Fiction

Thursday, April 2, 2020, 6:00 PM - 8:15 PM

This event has been postponed until a future date yet to be determined in an effort to support global initiatives to contain the spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19). Existing event registrations will be preserved. Upon announcement of a new event date, all registrants will be notified via email. Any registrants not able to attend on the new event date will be eligible to receive a full refund of their registration fee via the original method of payment within 90 days of the announcement of the new event date. Please check back in the future for updates. Please contact our Customer Service department with questions.

Presented By

The New York Academy of Sciences


Vaping, “juuling,” e-cigarettes – what’s the difference? Is it safer than smoking? Do flavored vaping products contain nicotine? How addictive is vaping, really? How would you know whether you are addicted? Are you at risk of lung injuries from vaping? How does it affect your brain?

You’ve probably asked at least some of these questions without getting accurate answers. You may have read a few articles and listened to the newsreel, but you may have ended up feeling less informed. Indeed, there’s a lot of inaccurate information surrounding vaping, and it’s made it difficult for the public to grasp the facts.

If you’re a parent, teacher, school nurse, student, or concerned friend who can’t tell what’s actually true about this phenomenon, then join us for an evening event where we bring together experts to help separate fact from fiction tell you what you really need to know.

Parents and Teachers: Buy one get, one free. When you register yourself, you’re welcome to bring a student for free. Please contact Customer Service at to take advantage of this special offer. And feel free to spread the word to your friends and your school district.

This evening event will be followed by a daytime program, The Youth Vaping Epidemic: From Science to Public Policy, convening on April 3, 2020 at the New York Academy of Sciences.  For more information and registration for the daytime program the following day, please visit:


Meredith Berkman
Meredith Berkman

Parents Against Vaping e-Cigarettes

Bonnie Halpern-Felsher
Bonnie Halpern-Felsher , PhD

Stanford University

Steven Kelder
Steven Kelder, MD, MPH

University of Texas School of Public Health, Austin Campus

Howard Zucker, MD
Howard Zucker, MD

New York State Department of Health

Event Sponsors


April 02, 2020

6:00 PM


6:30 PM

Welcome Remarks

6:45 PM

Panel Discussion


Meredith Berkman
Parents Against Vaping e-Cigarettes
Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, MD
Stanford University
Howard Zucker, MD, JD
New York State Department of Health
Steven Kelder, PhD
University of Texas School of Public Health, Austin Campus
Moderator: TBD
7:45 PM

Question and Answers

8:15 PM