A Juul brand e-cigarette

Tobacco Free Mass, an advocacy group working to reduce the use of tobacco and vaping products, will present a forum on vaping – “From Kool to Juul: The Flavored Tobacco Crisis” – on Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Massachusetts Medical Society in Waltham.

The policy forum will bring together national experts to examine the way the tobacco industry has used flavors, especially menthol, to target people of color and young people. The history and impact of flavored tobacco, as well as possible policy options, will also be discussed.

Speakers will include Dr. Valerie Yerger of the National African American Tobacco Prevention Network, Dr. Phil Gardiner of the African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council, and Dr. Brian King, deputy director for research translation at the U.S. CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health.

The forum will be moderated by Dr. Lauren Smith, chair of Tobacco Free Mass, a pediatrician and co-CEO of FSG.

For tickets and more information, visit tobaccofreema.org.