The E-cigarette Summit 2019 took place at The Royal Society, London on November 14th. Now in its seventh year, the E-cigarette Summit allows specialists in the field to give their expert opinions and lay down the facts about vaping.
The E-cigarette Summit 2019 could not have come at a better time for the UK vaping industry. Media channels have been riddled with misleading and irresponsible vaping headlines in recent times. The E-cigarette Summit was a great place for reliable and authoritative figures to set the story straight. One of these authoritative figures was Liam Humberstone.
Liam Humberstone presents at the E-cigarette Summit
Liam Humberstone represented both Totally Wicked and the IBVTA as he discussed regulation and products standards. Liam is Totally Wicked’s Technical Director and an IBVTA Steering Committee member, with a wealth of experience in the vaping sector.
It was incredibly important to see Liam speaking at the Summit, relaying the facts, figures and experiences he has earned through working directly for a leading vaping company. He is only the fourth person directly employed in the UK vaping retail sector to speak at the E-cigarette Summit; the first of whom was Fraser Cropper, Totally Wicked Chairman.
Liam certainly had a lot to talk about as he presented on the current controversies for the vape industry. The Totally Wicked Technical Director also formed part of the Q&A panel alongside other key vaping and health advocates including Professor Linda Bauld and Professor Jean François Etter.
Other Speakers at the Summit
The 2019 E-cigarette Summit had a star-studded line-up consisiting of some of the most influential figures in the industry. Leading researchers and commentators from here in the UK and from as far afield as the United States and even Singapore were there to present on specific topics.
Professor John Britton of Nottingham University has been a key advocate for vaping in the UK . The Director of UKCTAS brought up the particularly important point of irresponsible media coverage in a stand-out presentation from this year’s Summit.
Professor Peter Hajek also delivered a powerful speech at the Summit, just days after he spoke to The Sun in a particularly effective article regarding the recent vaping hysteria. His findings were pretty conclusive that vaping does not lure young people into smoking!
Familiar faces including Deborah Arnott, Chief Executive of Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) and Professor Robert West, Director of Tobacco Studies at UCL also stood up to have their say.
Professor Linda Bauld’s presentation on tobacco harm reduction policy included commentary on the influence of the tobacco industry on UK health stakeholders, and was particularly refreshing. Bauld explained that the UK ranked top for resisting tobacco influence, despite accusations for the contrary.
The footage and presentation slides will be provided in the coming days so you can catch up with all the action from this very important event. We hope to see the key points from the E-cigarette Summit taken on board by policy makers and public health stakeholders, and we will continue to report on this incredibly important event for the vaping sector in the coming days and weeks.