[Podcasts] E-cigarette regulation + psychotic disorders among immigrants

Dr. Kirsten Patrick, deputy editor, interviews both , Canada Research Chair in Globalization and Health Equity at the Institute of Population Health and Professor at the University of Ottawa, and , Assistant Professor in the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy at McGill University. In their , published in CMAJ, Labonté and Lencucha propose a pragmatic approach to regulating electronic nicotine delivery systems in Canada: cautious measures similar to tobacco control, while using price incentives to shift tobacco users to electronic devices as a harm reduction mechanism until useful data accumulate on relative health outcomes.

In a second podcast, Dr. Kirsten Patrick, deputy editor for CMAJ, interviews , epidemiologist and Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Western University, co-author of an published in CMAJ. The authors of this cohort study that examines linked health and registry data from Ontario find that, among first-generation immigrants, some groups may be more at risk of psychotic disorders whereas other groups of migrants appear to be protected.


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