2nd Arud Symposium on Harm Reduction with E-cigarettes

The 2nd Arud symposium on harm reduction with e-cigarettes focuses on the potential harms of nicotine and e-cigarettes as well as on the questions of sensible market regulation of these products.

Both the consequences of tobacco addiction and the initiation of tobacco consumption by young people are highly relevant public health topics.

The currently ongoing discussions show that the concerns of youth protection and the need for a target-open therapy for tobacco addiction are not naturally compatible with each other.

The symposium is intended to contribute to the know- ledge of the current scientific evidence for both concerns and, based on this, to discuss possible solutions that do justice to both concerns.

With this in mind, we cordially invite you to participate in our symposium and look forward to an exciting afternoon with lively discussions.

Heino Stoever, Oliver Senn, Philip Bruggmann

The perspective of the user and vape instructor

Georges Pisana (Counsellor for e-cigarettes, former smoker and current e-cigarette user)

Pharmacology and toxicology of nicotine

Prof. Bernd Mayer (Pharmacologist, Head of pharmacology und toxicologie at Institute for pharmaceutic sciences at the University of Graz)

Nicotine dependence potential

PD Dr. med. Tobias Rüther (Specialist in psychiatry and psychotherapy, addiction medicine specialist, directs the Tabak-Ambulanx at Ludwigs-Maximilian Universität München)

Health harms of e-cigarettes

Dr. Thomas Hering (Specialist for pulmonary medicine, allergology and sleep medicine)

Effects of e-cigarette regulation

Prof. Abigail Friedman (Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Yale School of Public Health, Health economist)

Youth protection: the gateway theory

Prof. Jean-Francois Etter (Prof. of Public Health and Head of Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention, Institute of Global Health, University of Geneva)