The Center for the Assessment of Tobacco Regulations (CAsToR)—a collaboration between the University of Michigan, Georgetown University, and the BC Cancer Research Institute—recently received $20 million in funding to continue its research on the impact of tobacco regulations on tobacco use patterns and their downstream health effects.
An online course from the University of Michigan explores the history of smoking in the U.S., the health effects of tobacco and other nicotine products, the tobacco industry's role in the epidemic, the ever-evolving policy landscape, and emerging efforts around the world related to tobacco harm reduction as a complement to traditional tobacco control measures.
New study from Kenneth Warner
Should electronic cigarettes, or vapes, be accepted more widely as an effective and respected tool for treating adult smokers' nicotine addiction? Kenneth Warner, dean emeritus and the Avedis Donabedian Distinguished University Professor Emeritus at the University of Michigan's School of Public Health, says there is enough evidence to support e-cigarettes' use as a first-line aid for smoking cessation in adults.
Integrating telephone-based smoking cessation and lung screening programs not only have the potential to maximize long-term health benefits, but they can also be cost-effective in the long term, according to a University of Michigan-led study.
Researchers can now utilize a new interactive tool housing US data on Tobacco 21 (T21) laws—regulations that raise the minimum age of the sale of tobacco products to 21. Nancy Fleischer, associate professor of Epidemiology at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, worked on the database and highlights that data collected for this tool can be used by researchers to further study the effects and public health impact of T21 policies.
New research from David Mendez
African Americans represent 12% of the U.S. population, but carried 41% of all menthol-smoking-related premature deaths in the United States between 1980 and 2018, according to a new study researchers believe is the first to quantify the impact menthol cigarettes have had in Black communities across the country.