Current Projects

Search for Projects
View Projects
Project Title
by Subject/Focus Area
by Board/Committee
by Major Unit
Provisional Committee Appointments Open for Formal Public Comments
by Last Update
Meeting Information
Conflict of Interest Policy
Committee Appointment Process
  Project Information

Project Information

 Printer Friendly Version

Project Title:

Review of the Health Effects of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS)
PIN: HMD-BPH-16-02        

Major Unit:

Health and Medicine Division

Sub Unit: Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice

RSO: Stratton, Kathleen

Subject/Focus Area: Health and Medicine

Project Scope
An ad hoc committee under the auspices of the Health and Medicine Division of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine shall be convened to evaluate the available evidence of the health effects related to the use of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) and identify future federally funded research needs. As part of its work, the committee will conduct a comprehensive and systematic assessment and review of the literature.  The literature review shall include analysis of data on both short and long-term health effects in:

--users of ENDS, including health effects associated with the use of the full range of these devices (e.g., "cig-a-likes," tank systems, mods);

--vulnerable populations of users (e.g., youth, pregnant women, individuals with underlying medical conditions (e.g., heart disease, pulmonary disease));

--nonusers of ENDS exposed to secondhand and thirdhand aerosol generated by use of these devices.

The committee's report will document the findings and provide a list of recommendations for future research. The list of research needs to inform FDA and ENDS regulation will be prioritized with respect to:

--research to gather information of most importance for the regulation of ENDS to protect the population health;

--research that should be a priority for federal funding.

This project is sponsored by the Food & Drug Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The start date is 09/15/2016.

A Final Report is expected to be released in November 2017.

Project Duration: 18 months    

Provide FEEDBACK on this project.

Contact the Public Access Records Office to make an inquiry, request a list of the public access file materials, or obtain a copy of the materials found in the file.

Committee Membership
Committee Membership

 Meeting 1 - 01/23/2017
 Meeting 2 - 02/21/2017
 Meeting 3 - 04/24/2017
 Meeting 4 - 06/29/2017
 Meeting 5 - 08/28/2017


Reports having no URL can be seen
at the Public Access Records Office