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Health Talks: National study to help inform regulation of tobacco products

A new research grant funded by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Cancer Institute will enable The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute to conduct a national tobacco study to provide evidence to the FDA to help inform the regulation of tobacco products, specifically e-cigarettes and tobacco pouches. The study is being led by Theodore Wagener, PhD, director of the Center for Tobacco Research, and Peter Shields, MD, medical oncologist.

Through the Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science (TCORS) grant, researchers will look at how nicotine products can be regulated and marketed to be less appealing and addictive to young people while still supporting smokers and smokeless tobacco users looking to switch to less harmful alternatives.

More on Dr. Wagener and his tobacco research

Watch the full Health Talks video above to learn more about:

  • The difference between e-cigarettes and tobacco pouches
  • How tobacco products are marketed to kids
  • The goals and impact of the national tobacco study
  • Ohio State’s TCORS grant

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