Cancer Grand Challenges is a series of £20 ($25) million awards, that gives international teams of researchers the freedom to think differently, act creatively and explore truly innovative science to take on fundamental problems in cancer.
Over the past 10 years, e-cigarette smoking has become increasingly popular. While e-cigarettes might help some people to stop smoking tobacco cigarettes, their overall risks and benefits are unclear. For example, it’s not clear what effects vaping – inhaling the aerosol generated by e-cigarettes – has on the body, especially in terms of our long-term health. And we don’t know how the increased use of e-cigarettes might be affecting society as a whole – particularly young people.
This Cancer Grand Challenge invites experts around the world to come together and take a global look at the effect of e-cigarette use. By bringing the field together, we can provide robust and impartial answers to crucial questions: how safe are e-cigarettes? Do they damage long-term health? And how might they impact our society?
October 19, 2020.