Debating e-Cigarettes

Recently, two dueling groups of public health experts wrote open letters to the World Health Organization regarding e-cigarettes. The first group saw e-cigarettes as a potentially valuable public health tool, the second group was much more skeptical. At the Stanford Health Policy Forum, we invited signatories from each side to debate e-cigarettes and the result was an extraordinarily thoughtful and civil exchange.

Author: Keith Humphreys

Keith Humphreys is the Esther Ting Memorial Professor of Psychiatry at Stanford University and an Honorary Professor of Psychiatry at Kings College London. His research, teaching and writing have focused on addictive disorders, self-help organizations (e.g., breast cancer support groups, Alcoholics Anonymous), evaluation research methods, and public policy related to health care, mental illness, veterans, drugs, crime and correctional systems. Professor Humphreys' over 300 scholarly articles, monographs and books have been cited over thirteen thousand times by scientific colleagues. He is a regular contributor to Washington Post and has also written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Monthly, San Francisco Chronicle, The Guardian (UK), The Telegraph (UK), Times Higher Education (UK), Crossbow (UK) and other media outlets.