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The Vaping Epidemic: From Science to Public Policy



Vaping: Fact Versus Fiction

Wednesday, February 10, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EST


Presented By

The New York Academy of Sciences


While our attention is focused on the COVID-19 pandemic, young people are still vaping in record numbers.

What exactly is vaping and what is in a vape? Do all vaping products contain nicotine? Is it safe? How addictive is it, really? Are you at risk of serious COVID-19 from vaping?

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.

There will be a virtual daytime program titled, The Youth Vaping Epidemic: From Science to Public Policy, convening on February 10, 2021. For more information and registration for nighttime program, 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
Howard Zucker, MD, JD

New York State Department of Health