Prize for Kim Romijnders

27 March 2017

ECL ECToH Best Poster Prize for Kim Romijnders

Kim RomijndersKim Romijnders has won the ECL ECToH Best Poster Prize for her poster ‘A qualitative assessment of determinants of e-cigarette use in the Netherlands’. The award was granted at the 7th European Conference on Tobacco or Health (ECTOH), which was held 22-25 March 2017 in Porto, Portugal.

The qualitative study assessed reasons for and beliefs about electronic cigarette (e-cigarettes) use among adult vapours and smokers, and adolescent non-users. Reasons for e-cigarette use go beyond smoking cessation. Adolescents, for example, were curious about e-cigarettes use without nicotine, but not with nicotine due to appealing flavours and no perceived harm. Therefore, there is a need to increase knowledge about e-cigarettes. This project is part of the Strategic Programme of RIVM (SPR), a programme for research, innovation, and knowledge development. This way, RIVM is prepared for the questions of tomorrow.

Kim is a PhD candidate at the Department of Health Promotion & the Center for Health Protection (GZB) at the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment. Her research is embedded in the research line Promoting Health & Personalised Care.