Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, participated in a live, web-based media briefing hosted by SciLine on vaping and health.
The event, held April 5, included scientists like Krishnan-Sarin who are researching the health effects of e-cigarettes, their efficacy as a smoking-cessation aide, and emerging research on the links between vaping and addiction.
Krishnan-Sarin co-leads the Yale Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science, a research organization that examines the influence of flavors, and related factors, on preference for and addiction to tobacco products. The center in 2018 received a $20 million grant renewal from The National Institutes of Health to continue to investigate the influence of flavors and sweeteners on the appeal and addictive potential of traditional tobacco products and newer products like e-cigarettes.
The work at Yale and other federally funded research centers has provided science-based knowledge to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which regulates tobacco.