UNC Health Care

Category: Tobacco

August 25, 2016

UNC expert weighs in on e-cigarette debate

Rob Tarran, PhD, says much is unknown about the effects of vaping, but data thus far suggest it is not harmless.

Families, Substance Abuse, Tobacco

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Adam O. Goldstein

July 13, 2016

UNC experts: Doctors shouldn’t routinely recommend e-cigarettes to ...

The researchers point out in a commentary published in Annals of Family Medicine that existing treatments are more effective than e-cigarettes to help people quit smoking.

Substance Abuse, Tobacco

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Ilona Jaspers

June 20, 2016

E-cigarette use can alter hundreds of genes involved in airway immu...

The long-term health effects of e-cigarettes remain unknown, but toxicologists at UNC are now uncovering how use of e-cigarettes affect genes involved in upper airway immune defense.

Genetics, Immunology, Substance Abuse, Tobacco

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Adam O. Goldstein

June 1, 2016

In all U.S. regions, broad support for increasing legal age of toba...

Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and East Carolina University report in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine that in all nine regions of the country, a majority of adults supported increasing the minimum legal age for tobacco product sales. They also found the most support for increasing the minimum age to 21 rather than to 20 or 19.

Substance Abuse, Tobacco

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Ilona Jaspers

February 11, 2016

Put that in your e-cigarette and smoke it, or should you?

UNC researcher Ilona Jaspers, PhD, to present her findings on the potential effects of e-cigarettes

Research, Substance Abuse, Tobacco

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Photo of a child surrounded by cigarette smoke.

March 10, 2015

Repeated exposure of children to secondhand smoke is child abuse, G...

Dr. Adam Goldstein, who is director of the tobacco intervention programs in the UNC School of Medicine, argues his point in an opinion piece published in the March/April 2015 issue of Annals of Family Medicine.

Families, Substance Abuse, Tobacco

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