Here is the timetable of the electronic cigarette symposium, showing topics covered and who is running the section:

0900-0915 Mihi, Welcome and introduction – Aims, programme, etc – Why this symposium and why now? – What we are discussing: what are e-cigarettes? – Need for a balanced scientific approach, not driven by ideology – Nigel Chee, Chris Bullen 

0915-0945 Keynote #1: Tobacco harm reduction and e-cigarettes – Wayne Hall 

0945-1005 Current trends in e-cigarette use in NZ – Who is using in e-cigarettes in NZ – Why, how, what sort etc – Judy Li 

1005-1030 Personal health: e-cigarettes for smoking cessation or reduction and safety: Cochrane review findings – Chris Bullen 

1030-1055 Population health – gateway, youth uptake, Second hand exposure, denormalisation, dual use – what is the evidence? – Janet Hoek 

Perspectives on e-cigarettes 

1115-1125 – A vaper’s story – Penny Gee 

1125-1145 – Maori perspectives – Marewa Glover and George Laking 

1145-1210 – Healthcare services and providers – Bruce Bassett and Penny Truman 

1210-1225 – Views and expectations of consumers, healthcare professionals & smoking cessation practitioners – Murray Laugesen 

1225-1240 – Legal perspectives – Anita Killeen and An Hertogen 

1240-1300 – Ministry of Health views on e-cigarette policy, regulation and information needs – Monique Leerschool 

1355-1425 Keynote #2: Ethical issues on e-cigarette policy and regulation – Wayne Hall 

1425-1445 • What are people vaping? Findings from lab analysis of e-cigarettes liquids • Excise, e-cigarettes and nicotine reduction t reduce smoking prevalence by 2025 – Murray Laugesen 

1445-1500 The challenges for research and regulation of product diversity and user behaviours – Oliver Knight West 

1500-1515 Cost price elasticity of e-cigarettes – Randolph Grace 

1530-1615 PANEL SESSION What more information do we need to move forward? What are the frameworks needed to weigh up the evidence? Whose perspectives should we listen to? Regulating e-cigarettes for best public health outcomes Chairs: Nigel Chee and Chris Bullen 

1615-1630 Closing remarks Chris Bullen, Marewa Glover

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