M. Justin Byron, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Research Interests

My research examines how to provide accurate information to the public that discourages youth from starting smoking and supports current smokers in their efforts to quit. I am currently designing a FDA website that provides information about the harmful chemicals in cigarette smoke. I am also studying “natural” cigarette marketing claims and working as part of a cross-TCORS effort to improve communications to vulnerable populations. Additionally, I am interested in developing communications about reduced nicotine cigarettes. Before my fellowship at UNC, I conducted research at Johns Hopkins, Harvard, and the Truth Initiative, investigating novel nicotine products and disparities in tobacco product use. I have also conducted research on improving implementation of tobacco policies in Indonesia and am continuing to develop my international work.

Publications on Tobacco Control

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