TOBACCO CENTERS OF REGULATORY SCIENCE (TCORS):
The FDA and NIH, as part of an on-going interagency partnership, awarded 9 Tobacco Centers of Regulatory Science (TCORS) grants in September 2018 to support research to inform the regulation of tobacco products. In this second round of funding, the TCORS 2.0 research centers will receive, in total, more than $151 million in grants for funding years 2018-2022. What scientists learn about tobacco through the TCORS program helps inform and assess FDA’s prior, ongoing, and potential regulatory activities. TCORS investigators also have the flexibility and capacity to respond to FDA’s research needs as issues are raised in today’s rapidly evolving tobacco marketplace.
E-cig companies use cartoon characters as logos, and new study shows it works
JUUL’s social media campaign resonates alarmingly with teens
1 in 4 @JUULvapor tweeps is underage, a #PublicHealth concern
Juul to eliminate social media accounts, stop retail sales of flavors
Study finds social media accounts worsen health
Kids sneak smoking substitute into school, USC researchers find
‘Peanut Butter Cup’: A dessert or e-cigarette flavor?
E-cigarettes: A shiny Alternative to Smoking?
Vaping on the rise: Colorado youth use e-cigarettes at twice the national average
E-cigarettes: A win of loss for public health
Concerns over health effects of vaping- and rising use among teens
Your teen is underestimating the health risks of vaping
E-Cigarettes Encourage Adolescent Progression to Tobacco
Adding to a growing body of research on the effects of e-cigarette use, a new study suggests that adolescents who use electronic nicotine delivery systems increase their odds of subsequent use of combustible cigarettes in some capacity.
Teens Who Vape May Be More Likely to Smoke Cigarettes Later, Study Finds
Even though rates of teen smoking are on the decline, a new study finds that teens who use e-cigarettes are more likely to light up their first traditional cigarette.
New study is a smoking gun, shows vaping is no deterrent to teen tobacco use
Kids who experiment with e-cigarettes end up smoking tobacco about as much as teen smokers who never used the devices, according to a USC study in the Nov. 5 journal Pediatrics
USC receives $17.8 million grant to research tobacco-related health risks
A new, $17.8 million grant will ensure USC remains at the forefront of research to protect people from tobacco-related health risks.
Behind E-cigarette Safety Risks And Popularity Among Teens E-CIGARETTE
E-cigarettes or e-cigs have quickly become a status symbol among teens — and are alarming parents and lawmakers including the FDA. So are these new phenomenons safe?
High Nicotine Concentrations Delivered by ‘Pod Mods’
Pod mods,” which are small, rechargeable devices that aerosolize liquid solutions containing nicotine encapsulated in cartridges, pose a danger to adolescent users, according to a perspective article published in the September 20 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
Vaping may be more dangerous than we realized
When e-cigarettes first appeared on store shelves a few years back, they were marketed as a sleek, discreet technology that could help adult smokers kick a potentially deadly habit.
Why vaping is so dangerous for teens
Most of what we know about nicotine addiction in teens, we know from cigarettes. But experts say the technology and chemistry of vaping might pose an entirely different threat.
Eat, toke or vape: Teens not too picky when it comes to pot’s potpourri
There is no doubt that some high school students will try to get high. However, the ways they’re doing it might be changing.
UK study shows e-cigarettes help adult smokers quit, but US experts urge caution
When combined with one-on-one behavior therapy, e-cigarettes are more effective in helping people quit smoking than traditional nicotine-replacement products such as patches and gum, according to a new randomized study of British adults published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine.
The sweetness of e-cigarette flavors is more likely to get teens hooked than the nicotine
As of today (Sept. 28), Juul Labs and four other e-cigarette companies have 44 days left to prove to the US Food and Drug Administration that they can keep their products away from minors; otherwise, they risk them being pulled from the market.
Teens are smoking, vaping and eating cannabis
Adolescents who try marijuana are not just smoking it. Many are also vaping or eating cannabis, a U.S. study suggests.
Distinguished Seminar Series Speaker
Friday, May 17th – Edythe London, Ph.D.