18 minutes | Mar 4, 2020

Vaping and Public Health

Vaping has hit the headlines    Dozens of deaths have been attributed to its use.  What is vaping?     How dangerous is it?   Does it pose a special health hazard to teenagers?   Is vaping useful for people seeking to quit smoking?   And what public policy approach should we take towards it?

This episode has two guests.   Dr. Bill Martin is the Harry and Hazel Chavanne Senior Fellow in Religion and Public Policy and Director of the Baker Institute’s Drug Policy Program.  Dr. Katharine Neill Harris is the Alfred C. Glassell, III, Fellow in Drug Policy here at the institute.    They have recently published a paper, “Vaping: Clearing the Air.”  It is available at the Baker Institute website.

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