Current Crisis, Big Questions: 
An Update on Vaping-Related Injuries and
Research on E-Cigarette Use

An EBHPP Capitol Briefing



Tuesday, November 19, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM CST
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State Capitol, Room 412 East 
2 E. Main St.
Madison, WI 53703

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Sam Austin
Evidence-Based Health Policy Project - UW-Madison Population Health Institute

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As of mid-October, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified nearly 1,500 lung injuries associated with vaping, with a total of 33 confirmed deaths across the country. The intial identification of the link between e-cigarette use and these injuries was first made by health care providers and state agency staff here in Wisconsin. These acute lung injuries are set in a broader policy and research discussion about e-cigarette use in general, particularly as it relates to youth uptake of vaping, and potential for cessation among individuals who use tobacco products.

Join the Evidence-Based Health Policy Project for a Capitol Briefing that aims to answer the following:

What do we know (and not know yet) about the current outbreak of vaping-related lung injuries?
What does the best research and evidence say about e-cigarette use more broadly?
What is the current policy landscape nationally and in other states?

With a panel featuring perspectives from the state health department, provider community,
and University of Wisconsin:

Michael Gutzeit, MD 
Chief Medical Officer, Chief Safety Officer
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

Amy Johnson, JD
Policy Coordinator
Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Control Program

Jonathan Meiman, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Bureau of Environmental and Occupational Health
Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Megan Piper, PhD
Associate Professor
UW School of Medicine and Public Health, Department of Medicine
Associate Director of Research
UW Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention