Hey there, Dawn here! Welcome back for part V of A Peek Inside the 2017 E-cigarette summit. If you have not had a chance to ready parts I, II, III or IV then you may want to take a moment to do so. Just click the roman numeral for the parts you want to check out! In addition, please keep in mind that this blog series is done in order to report on what took place at the E-Cigarette Summit. The thoughts and views may not represent A Clean Cigarette’s thoughts or views. A Clean Cigarette brand electronic cigarettes DO contain nicotine. Nicotine IS an addictive substance. A Clean Cigarette is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure any illness. Nothing you inhale into your lungs besides clean air is good for you.
Okay on to the good stuff!
Okay so if you have been following this blog series then you know that I was blessed to have the opportunity to join Cary and Mona Lee, the founders of A Clean Cigarette, in Washington D.C for the 2017 E-Cigarette Summit that was held on May 8th. The summit was a great opportunity for some of the best scientific minds to come together with policy makers, clinicians, regulatory officials and other industry shareholders. And let me tell you, it was a great experience.
In the first four parts of the series, we went over a few of the talented speakers who were featured at the E-Cigarette Summit. Some were what we have dubbed Skeptics and others Enthusiast. At a summit like this one, it is important that both sides of the topic get to share their reasoning. how else can the right decisions be made?
The next speaker we will talk about is Dr. Judith Prochaska. She joins us from the Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University. Among her other great accomplishments, Dr. Prochaska is President of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, she has also authored 175 peer-reviewed publications and she serves on the Editorial Board of JAMA Internal Medicine. I have to say her credentials are impressive. (although to be fair nearly every speaker at this summit had amazing credentials!)
Dr. Prochaska had a lot to say about how patients and medical providers are responding to the electronic cigarette and vapor technologies as tobacco harm reduction tools. What do Doctors and other medical providers say when a patient comes in asking about e-cigarettes? Well, according to Dr. Prochaska the answers vary depending on the provider.
Take a look at the image below:
While there is a lot of information in that little image, the thing that strikes me the most about it is the area I highlighted. Thirty percent of any group agreeing on such a controversial product is impressive. Especially when you consider that 49% are neutral.
Dr. Prochaska also spoke about some of the main questions that patients ask their health-care providers. Topics such as possible side effects, general safety and whether or not they are good quit smoking aids were some of the most common mentioned. According to Dr. Prochaska basically what it boils down to is that Providers are doing the best with what they have, but they do not have enough to know anything for sure.
Thankfully Dr. Prochaska’s lecture highlighted key talking points from an analysis of online patient-provider communications in regards to electronic cigarettes.(Ie. Health Tap) The information that Dr. Prochaska brought forward was intended to point to available resources that health care providers can access to learn more.
Here are a few more pics I took of the information she had to share. Just click on a picture to enlarge it.
For my part: I spent a lot of time searching out some of the studies and documents that Dr. Prochaska shared at the summit. I apologize for the delayed posting but this information sucked me in. I found some great stuff that you can expect future blogs on! So thank you, Dr. Prochaska. Thank you for putting the spotlight on some great resources!
I am already at nearly 900 words and the next speaker has a lot to say on nicotine, its possible harms and whether the way nicotine is delivered can alter its harm risk. I feel it will be a long one. With that in mind, I am going to follow this post with a part V.2. Just so we keep on schedule though I am going to do two blogs this week. So check back Friday for part V.2. Feel free to leave comments or reach out to me at AccAnswers@gmail.com if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for stopping in and if you would like information on A Clean Cigarette brand electronic cigarettes click the image below. Also please LIKE us on Facebook!