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New $3 Million NCI Grant at the Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center Aims to Help People Stop Smoking

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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Research Finds Newest Generation of E-Cigarettes May Improve Your Ability to Quit Smoking

Have cigarettes finally met their match? New research from the Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center at the Stephenson Cancer Center demonstrates that the newest generation of e-cigarettes may be a powerful tool in quitting tobacco.

Published in the international journal, Tobacco Control, this research shows that the newest generation of high-powered e-cigarettes is able to deliver nicotine just like a cigarette, but with much lower levels of cancer-causing agents and no carbon monoxide.

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Experimental Psychologist with a Focus on the Science of Addiction Recruited to Stephenson Cancer Center

Francesco Versace, PhD, an experimental psychologist who specializes in the neuroscience of tobacco and other addictions, has been recruited to the Stephenson Cancer Center at the University of Oklahoma. Versace will have a key role at the Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center at the Stephenson Cancer Center. He will serve as an associate professor in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

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Finding Common Ground Against Big Tobacco

A recently published study proposes a pact between the public health community and the vaping community to combat a shared enemy, Big Tobacco. While the two parties have argued the harmfulness – or the helpfulness – of vapor products like e-cigarettes, this study suggests the parties share common ground in uniting to create a super alliance against Big Tobacco companies.

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Stephenson Cancer Center Announces $20 Million TSET Expansion Grant to Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center

The Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust has awarded a five-year, $20 million grant to Stephenson Cancer Center to fund the expansion of the Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center. Grant dollars will directly support the Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center, a program of the Stephenson Cancer Center. Tobacco use in Oklahoma continues to be our greatest preventable cause of premature death and disability, and the economic cost to our state exceeds $2 billion.

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