July 2, 2018

Research Into Action Webinar: Metal Concentrations in e-Cigarette Liquid and Aerosol Samples: The Contribution of Metallic Coils

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 – Dr. Ana Rule discussed her article entitled “Metal Concentrations in e-Cigarette Liquid and Aerosol Samples: The Contribution of Metallic Coils”, published in February 2018 in Environmental Health Perspectives. Dr. Rule’s article presents her and her colleagues’ findings regarding e-cigarettes as a source of exposure to toxic metals when the heating coil comes into contact with the e-liquid in the e-cigarette tank. The researchers found higher concentrations of toxic metals in samples of aerosol and e-liquid in the tank than in a sample from the refilling dispenser, indicating that contact with the metal coil induced e-liquid contamination. Dr. Rule also discussed the implications of this research for future FDA regulation of e-cigarettes.

Click here to view a recording of this webinar: https://youtu.be/K5z4uwI9K6g

Additional e-cigarettes resources for coalitions:

Surgeon General’s Report on E-Cigarette Use Among Youth: https://e-cigarettes.surgeongeneral.gov/

CDC Information on E-Cigarettes: https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/basic_information/e-cigarettes/index.htm

National Academies Report: https://nationalacademies.org/hmd/Reports/2018/public-health-consequences-of-e-cigarettes.aspx

Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco

American Academy of Pediatrics: https://www.aap.org/en-us/advocacy-and-policy/aap-health-initiatives/Richmond-Center/Pages/Electronic-Nicotine-Delivery-Systems.aspx

Leah Farchmin, Senior Associate, Geographic Health Equity Alliance, is also available to answer specific questions or connect coalitions to appropriate resources on e-cigarettes and other tobacco products. Please contact her at lfarchmin@cadca.org.

About Research Into Action:

CADCA’s Evaluation and Research team invites you to join our bi-monthly webinar series Conversations: Putting Research into Action—the bridge between scholarly research and day-to-day coalition efforts. Throughout the year, we moderate live conversations with substance misuse prevention experts and participating coalition members. This is your opportunity to learn about the latest research and its implications for coalition work and ask pertinent questions of experts in their fields. Access the full Research Into Action playlist.

Please contact evaluation@cadca.org with any questions regarding this webinar series.

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