E-cigarette flavors decrease perception of harm among youth

November 1, 2019

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers found in a review of research that non-menthol flavors attract youth and adults to use e-cigarettes and the use of flavored e-cigarettes contributes to multiple pathways linked to higher e-cigarette use among youth.

NCI grant to help patients navigate costs of cancer care

October 14, 2019

The National Cancer Institute has awarded a four-year, more than $1.87 million grant to University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers to study the impact of implementing financial navigation services at five rural cancer centers in North Carolina to help patients cope with the financial burden, or financial toxicity, related to cancer care. … Continued

Goldstein to use $2.7M NCI grant to develop, test warnings for little cigars, cigarillos

October 7, 2019

The National Cancer Institute has awarded University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher Adam Goldstein, MD, MPH, a five-year, $2.7 million grant to develop more effective health warnings for little cigars and cigarillos. Nearly 12 million U.S. adults reported smoking cigars within a single month, according to 2016 national survey, and little cigars … Continued

NCI awards Noar $1.4M to measure impact of tobacco prevention advertisements

October 2, 2019

The National Cancer Institute has awarded a three-year, $1.4 million grant to University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher Seth M. Noar, PhD, to conduct studies that will help improve the effectiveness of tobacco prevention advertisements for adolescents. Specifically, Noar and his collaborators will develop new metrics to gauge the effectiveness of tobacco … Continued

Brewer, Lazard lead publication in Tobacco Control

September 9, 2019

UNC Lineberger’s Noel Brewer, PhD, and Allison Lazard, PhD, led a recent publication in the journal Tobacco Control. The study, “Communicating about chemicals in cigarette smoke: impact on knowledge and misunderstanding,” delved into whether websites with information about harmful chemicals in tobacco products were “understandable and not misleading to a lay person.” In the study, … Continued