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In Person Seminar: Reducing the Harms from Tobacco Through Nicotine Regulation

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Tracy Smith, Ph.D.

Tracy Smith, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Medical University of South Carolina

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Seminar: Reducing the Harms from Tobacco Through Nicotine Regulation

Date: Sept. 8, 2023

Time: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

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About this Seminar

Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death and disease, and combustible tobacco use is responsible for the vast majority of these harms. Regulating tobacco to reduce the appeal and addictiveness of cigarettes is likely to result in the greatest public health gains. Dr. Smith will present data from animal studies, human-lab, and clinical trials testing the impact of nicotine regulation on nicotine reinforcement and smoking behavior. Thoughtful regulation of non-combusted tobacco products is also needed to prevent uptake among youth and allow appealing substitutes for addicted cigarette smokers. Dr. Smith will present preliminary data assessing the ability of e-cigarettes to promote switching away from cigarettes among adults and explore factors that may promote switching.

Additional Details

This is a free event hosted by the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute and co-sponsored by the institute's Center for Health Behaviors Research and the Addiction Recovery Research Center. The Pioneers in Biomedical Research Seminar Series, which runs annually from September to May, has featured leading biomedical researchers from throughout the country since the program began in 2012. The lectures are also open to all members of the Virginia Tech community including graduate students, undergraduates, faculty, and staff, as well as the public.

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