UBC experts on vaping

The U.S. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a possible link between e-cigarette use, also called vaping, and “severe” lung disease after dozens of young adults and teens reported breathing illnesses, with some ending up in hospital.

UBC experts are available to comment:

Dr. Christopher Carlsten
Professor, UBC Faculty of Medicine
Canada Research Chair in Occupational and Environmental Lung Disease
Cell: 604-839-1561
Email: christopher.carlsten@ubc.ca

  • Respiratory health effects of occupational or environmental exposures
  • Respiratory disease including asthma, COPD, interstitial lung disease, cancer, and pleural disease

*Available for phone interviews only

Marvin Krank
Professor, Department of Psychology, UBC Okanagan
Tel: 778-363-1015
Email: marvin.krank@ubc.ca

  • Nicotine addiction, targeted and biased advertising, product design and appeal to youth, and the rapid growth of e-cigarette use among adolescents

Elizabeth Saewyc
Professor, UBC School of Nursing
Email: elizabeth.saewyc@ubc.ca

  • Prevalence of vaping among adolescents in B.C. from the most recent BC Adolescent Health Survey