14 June 2018, Warsaw, Poland

12:30 - 12:40
Welcome from the Chair
Martin Jarvis

Martin Jarvis is Emeritus Professor of Health Psychology at the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London. Over the past 35 years he has researched and published widely on tobacco smoking, with special interests in the role of nicotine, social and family influences on smoking, smoking cessation methods and passive smoking. He is a trustee of ASH, and was Deputy Chair of the UK government’s Scientific Committee on Tobacco and Health and Specialist Adviser to the House of Commons Health Committee’s inquiries into tobacco and health and into smoking in public places. He was awarded an OBE in 2002 and was given the John Slade award of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco in 2008.

12:40 - 13:00
Assessing the impact of PLOOM TECH use on indoor air quality (IAQ)
Ian Jones Japan Tobacco International

PLOOM TECH is a novel tobacco-infused vapor product consisting of a battery segment, a liquid-containing cartridge and a tobacco-containing cap. During use, the liquid is heated to product a vapor which then passes through the cap. In doing so, the tobacco is warmed to 30-40 °C and the vapor is infused with nicotine and flavors from the tobacco blend.

13:05 - 13:25
MESH - technological advances to improve the quality and consistency of e-vapor
Cristina Apetrei, PhD Philip Morris International

MESH is an innovative new type of e-cigarette, based on the principle of heating an e-liquid (a mixture of water, propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin, flavors and nicotine) to generate a nicotine-containing aerosol. The MESH e-cigarette is a puff-activated, battery-powered, device that produces a visible and inhalable aerosol.

14:20 - 14:30
The World’s Largest Vape Retail Database and Legal Information Resource
Andrew McKay Vapetrotter

Launched in December 2017, Vapetrotter.com now attracts over 2 million visits a month from users in every country on earth.Our platform allows an ever-growing number of consumers to easily and effciently locate over 28,000 vape retail outlets in 121 countries. Users can improve their shopping experiences in new areas by viewing ratings and reviews rst, and they can leave their own after shopping. This community aspect is highly important to our ongoing user-experience.Store owners can claim their own store listings, which awards them control over the content such as shop information, photos, and videos. They can also respond to reviews to improve customer relations.

14:35 - 14:55
Next Generation Products: Assessment framework to inform the consumer, science and regulatory debate
Chris Proctor British American Tobacco

Next generation products’ (NGPs) are currently in widespread use, but there is still uncertainty amongst consumers on the reduced risk profile of these products. This is despite some UK public health bodies stating that vapour products could be up to 95% safer than cigarettes and advocating for smokers to switch to them. Additionally, vapour products are banned in several countries and the regulatory pathway to introduce these new products is burdensome (medical regulations; PMTA). As for tobacco heating products (THPs), there are less comments from health bodies in the public domain, but recently the UK Committee on Toxicology stated that by reducing consumers’ exposure to harmful chemicals, THPs may have the potential to reduce risk. 

15:00 - 15:20
The harm reduction opportunity with innovative oral tobacco-derived nicotine products
Mohamadi Sarkar Altria