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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.

UNC, Ribisl among the highest ranked producers of scientific papers on e-cigarettes

February 5, 2019

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill published the third most number of scientific publications about electronic cigarettes between 2003-2018, according to a study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. The paper also cited UNC Lineberger’s Kurt Ribisl, PhD, as one of the most prolific e-cigarette scientists.

Knowledge of e-cigarette health risk doesn’t deter teen use, survey shows

May 18, 2018

UNC Lineberger’s Seth Noar, PhD, and colleagues found that the majority of teenagers they surveyed knew about many of the health risks of e-cigarettes, but it had no influence on whether they had used e-cigarettes. However, they determined beliefs about addiction were a key discriminating factor among those who had and had not used e-cigarettes.

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

July 11, 2016

UNC Lineberger researcher Adam O. Goldstein, MD, MPH, and UNC Department of Family Medicine researcher Clare Meernik, MPH, write in a commentary published in the Annals of Family Medicine that existing treatments are more effective than e-cigarettes to help people quit smoking, there are professional ethics concerns about providers who recommend them and there is no strong evidence that e-cigarettes are safe.