WEBINAR Electronic Cigarettes, Nicotine Delivery and the Need for Representative Testing

Earn 1.0 Contact Hour

Webinar – 
Part of the Summer Series Inaugural Event

Electronic Cigarettes, Nicotine Delivery and the Need for Representative Testing
August 5, 2020
2:00–3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time



In this presentation, a brief overview will be given on electronic cigarettes, their emission and comparison with smoking.Some of the concerns and benefits of electronic cigarette use will be discussed and used to frame a detailed examination of our limited understanding of these devices.Specifically, nicotine delivery is the most obvious and studied aspect of electronic cigarette use and yet is influenced greatly by puff topography (manner of use) which is nearly devoid of study for powerful e-cigs.Using skills adapted from Industrial Hygiene, this presentation demonstrated the need to standardize testing in a manner that represents the actual puff topography of electronic cigarette users so that realistic estimates can me made regarding the nicotine delivery and pyrolysis products of these devices.

Learning Objectives

After participating in this webinar, attendees will:

  • Understand the basic operation of an electronic cigarette
  • Understand the parameters of puff topography
  • Apply Industrial Hygiene skills to understand puff topography
  • Understand how puff topography influences nicotine delivery of an electronic cigarette
  • Anticipate the effect of realistic flow rates on pyrolysis emissions of an electronic cigarette

Who Should Attend this Webinar?

Industrial Hygienists and other health and safety professionals seekng a deeper understanding of the operation and regulation of electronic cigarettes.


This webinar contains 1.0 contact hours and may be eligible for Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) CM credit. See the ABIH website (abih.org) for CM credit criteria. This webinar may also qualify for CSP recertification points. See the BCSP website (bcsp.org) for details. Participants seeking confirmation of attendance for the webinar from ACGIH® must attend the live webinar or view the archive and submit a final exam and evaluation. Certificates of Completion will be issued in a timely manner after receipt and completion of these items.

What is an ACGIH® Webinar?

ACGIH® is dedicated to providing quality, scientific, educational events. One method of doing this is to offer distance-learning webinars. A webinar, short for Web-based seminar, is a presentation, lecture, or seminar that is transmitted over the Internet. A key feature of a webinar is its interactive elements — the ability to give, receive and discuss information. Webinars are as effective as on-site presentations without the travel expense. This ACGIH® webinar is 1.0 hours in duration and consists of a live presentation given via the Internet with no option for call in audio.