Understanding Vaping: engaging disadvantaged groups
This free to attend dialogue, hosted by the London Drug and Alcohol Policy Forum, will take place from 1400-1700, on Tuesday 31st October, in the Livery Hall, the Guildhall, Basinghall Street, City of London, Refreshments will be available from 1400 and also at the end of the event, to enable some informal discussion and networking.
It is situated off Gresham and Basinghall streets, in the wards of Bassishaw and Cheap. The building has been used as a town hall for several hundred years, and is still the ceremonial and administrative centre of the City of London and its Corporation. The nearest London Underground stations are Bank, St Paul's and Moorgate.
The panel will look at restrictions on vaping for people already experiencing disadvantage, such as those detained in secure environments, those who have experienced trauma, are homeless, or from other marginalised groups. In all these instances smoking rates and the associated health risks are manifestly higher than in the general population.
Some questions the panel will address are:
- Who are we taking about?
- What function does smoking perform for different groups?
- What are the impediments to switching to safer forms of nicotine use for disadvantaged people?
- What role can professionals play in changing behaviour?
If there is a question you would like to add, please let us know by entering this on the form when you register. Registration is free and will only take a few minutes. Please click here to book your place.