Clearing the Air: A Closer Look at Vaping

smoke-298243_1920From concerns about deadly vaping-related illnesses to an increase in e-cigarette use and nicotine addiction in minors, vaping has been a frequent topic in the news that raises many questions that beg for answers.

Attendees of the MACo Winter Conference session, “Clearing the Air: A Closer Look at Vaping,” will hear from experts on the latest developments about vaping.

Clearing the Air: A Closer Look at Vaping

Description: E-cigarette use has grown exponentially since first entering the market as a tool to quit smoking. What was promoted as a tool to help smokers quit using burnt tobacco products, has led to an increase in nicotine addiction, particularly among youth. The recent emergence of deadly vaping-related illnesses has left public health officials on high alert, the vaping industry on edge, and regulators struggling to keep up. In this session, experts will share the latest on vaping, its public health impacts, and what is being done about it both nationally and locally.


  • Panagis Galiatsatos, Assistant Professor, Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, Director of the Tobacco Treatment Clinic at Johns Hopkins
  • Kathleen Hoke, Law School Professor and Director of the Network for Public Health Law, Eastern Region and the Center for Tobacco Regulation at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law
  • The Honorable Gabe Albornoz, Council Member, Montgomery

Moderator: The Honorable Steuart Pittman, County Executive, Anne Arundel County

Date/Time: Wednesday, December 4, 2019; 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm

The 2019 MACo Winter Conference, Building for the Future,” will be held on December 4-6, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Hotel in Cambridge, Maryland.

Learn more about MACo’s Winter Conference: