Epidemiology and Etiology

Introduction to the International Drug Control Conventions


The Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs (VNGOC) together with the UNODC Civil Society Team are inviting you to a joint webinar introducing the International Drug Control Conventions and the treaty mandated functions of UNODC and CND.

The webinar will be held in English, interpretation in French and Spanish will be available.

Tuesday, 26 January 2021, 3 p.m. CET, Vienna (2 p.m. UTC)

SRNT 27th Annual Meeting


The Society for Research on Nicotine & Tobacco (SRNT) 27th Annual Meeting will take place on the 24th-27th of February.

2021 Theme: Social Justice and Action in Tobacco and Nicotine Science

European Drugs Winter School 2021


The EMCDDA and the University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL) are offering two upcoming events in 2021: the European Drugs Winter School (EDWS) and the European Drugs Summer School (EDSS).

The EDWS will take place as a virtual event from 1–12 March 2021 and will explore the theme of 'Responses to, and preparedness for, health-related threats (COVID-19 lessons learned)'. 

EMCDDA Technical Report on New Psychoactive Substance

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The purpose of this technical report is to provide an analysis of the available information on methyl 2-{[1-(4-fluorobutyl)-1H-indole-3-carbonyl]amino}-3,3-dimethylbutanoate (commonly known as 4F-MDMB-BICA), a synthetic receptor cannabinoid agonist that has recently emerged on the drug market in Europe, in order to support the risk assessment of the substance which has been requested by the European Commission.

E-cigarette Use Among Adults in China

Zhao, Z., Zhang, M., Wu, J., Xu, X., Yin, P., Huang, Z., ... & Wang, L. (2020). E-cigarette use among adults in China: findings from repeated cross-sectional surveys in 2015–16 and 2018–19. The Lancet Public Health, 5(12), e639-e649. Chicago

Despite China being the main producers of the world's e-cigarette, there is little research examining the trends in e-cigarette use.

Since 2018, policies in China have restricted e-cigarette use. Therefore, it is of interest to researchersto examine trends in e-cigarette use in China before policy implementation.