Clearing the Air on Vaping in the Workplace
Date: Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM EST
If you’re like 80% of U.S. employers, you already have a no-smoking policy in place. But does it address e-cigarettes? Should it?
For those wondering whether to create a specific policy for e-cigarettes, this is the place for answers.
Whether employees call it vaping, JUULing, or using an e-cig, the fact remains that all JUULs and most e-cigarettes contain nicotine, which is highly addictive.
Gain a better understanding of what vaping is and how it differs from smoking cigarettes. Understand the growth of vaping and the evidence around its safety and other risks in the workplace. Know the role of e-cigarettes in cessation programs and wider employee wellbeing. Plus, get grounded on the regulatory framework covering e-cigarettes.
Attendees will learn:
- The effects of e-cigarettes on the people who use them, and on the rest of your workforce
- Key considerations about including vaping in your workplace tobacco-free policy
- How to create a supportive tobacco-free workplace (hint: policy is just one piece)
Dr. Graham leads the Innovations Center within Truth Initiative, a national public health organization inspiring tobacco-free lives. The Innovations Center designs, builds, and evaluates leading digital products for tobacco cessation. Graham is internationally recognized as a thought leader in tobacco dependence treatment via scalable and cost-efficient digital interventions. She has been awarded over $15 million in research funding, and published over 80 peer reviewed manuscripts. She routinely serves on National Institutes of Health study sections and numerous journal editorial boards. Dr. Graham is also Professor of Oncology (adjunct) at Georgetown University Medical Center.
Dr. Saul is the director of client success for the EX Program at Truth Initiative. She has 16 years of experience in program evaluation and strategic planning with tobacco cessation.
Saul has overseen tobacco cessation grantmaking and provided international guidance for tobacco cessation programs, most notably as the director of research for the North American Quitline Consortium (NAQC) from 2008-2013. Her cessation-related evaluation expertise has been recognized by national tobacco control organizations including the Tobacco Technical Assistance Consortium and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.