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On Nov. 26, Altria, Philip Morris USA, R.J. Reynolds and other tobacco companies will begin to publish court-ordered "corrective statements" about cigarettes, the result of a 2006 federal court verdict that found the companies in violation of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act. A recent national survey shows that many Americans are not aware of the information in the corrective statements or the major findings of the court.

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Faculty Positions in Tobacco Research

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Thanh C. Bui, MD, DrPH recently joined the Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center at the Stephenson Cancer Center where his research examines the relationship between tobacco use and oral HPV infections. In addition, he serves as an assistant professor of research in the department of Family and Preventive Medicine with the OU College of Medicine.

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What if a smartphone app could help you avoid relapsing back to smoking even before you knew you were at risk? A researcher from the Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center at the Stephenson Cancer Center is developing smartphone-based technology to help people receive real-time tobacco cessation treatment when they are most at risk.

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Nearly 7 in 10 cigarette smokers are looking for a way to quit – and many smokers have turned to e-cigarettes for help.  A researcher at the Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center at the Stephenson Cancer Center has received a 5-year, $3 million R01 grant from the National Cancer Institute to study the impact of e-cigarette usage on smoking rates.

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