Considerations of Sex and Gender in FDA Tobacco Regulation
Danielle R. Davis, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry; Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin, PhD, Albert E. Kent Professor of Psychiatry; and Carolyn M. Mazure, PhD, Norma Weinberg Spungen and Joan Lebson Bildner Professor in Women's Health Research and Professor of Psychiatry and of Psychology, and director, Women's Health Research at Yale, provide examples of proposed regulatory changes by the FDA that could benefit from a greater focus on women and the influence of sex and gender on tobacco use.Source: JAMA
Investigating the associations of acute psychedelic experiences and changes in racial trauma symptoms, psychological flexibility, and substance use among People with Racial and Ethnic Minoritized Identities in the United States and Canada
Angela Haeny, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry, and a team of Yale Psychiatry researchers investigated the impact of psychedelics on substance use outcomes among people of color.Source: Journal of Substance Use and Addiction Treatment
Fucito, DeMartini Awarded Grant by NIAAA
Lisa Fucito, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry, and Kelly DeMartini, PhD, research scientist in psychiatry, have been awarded a $3.21 million grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism for the study, “Deep Phenotyping of Heavy Drinking in Young Adults with Behavioral Scales, Neuropsychological Tasks, and Smartphone Sensing Technology.”
Yale Study: First Nicotine Product Tried Correlates With Current Product Use and Nicotine Dependence in Youth
Young people who use smokeless tobacco as their first nicotine product may be more likely to try other nicotine products and develop nicotine dependence, according to a new study by Yale researchers. Patricia Simon, PhD, assistant professor adjunct of psychiatry, is the study's first author.Source: Preventive Medicine
Community Research Fellowship Program has Successful Inaugural Year
As part of a new program introduced by the Center for Community Engagement and Health Equity (CEHE) at Yale Cancer Center, and in partnership with the Community Alliance for Research and Engagement (CARE), nine community members from New Haven joined five research groups at Yale Cancer Center for a 9-month Fellowship in 2021 to bring community perspectives to cancer research and to learn about cancer research at Yale.
Vaping: A Huge Uncontrolled Experiment
E-cigarettes deliver their nicotine load into the lungs and include appealing flavors. Recent studies suggest that teenagers who would not otherwise have started smoking have been enticed back to tobacco products by e-cigarettes. Unfortunately, it takes years to see the consequences of any epidemic. "There's a huge uncontrolled experiment going on," said Stephanie O'Malley, PhD.
Teen Vaping Linked to More Health Risks
A popular type of vaping device, called pod mods, look like USB drives and can even be charged via a laptop or USB port. Yale researchers in addiction medicine are concerned that teens may not know that they could be vaping with nicotine, a highly addictive drug.Source: Yale Medicine
More Vaping-Related Dangers?
According to a recent Yale study, inhaling vapor from flavored e-cigarette liquid exposes users to previously undetected chemical byproducts called acetals. As a result of the study, the authors hope the FDA will begin to study the short- and long-term effects of inhaled acetals.Source: Yale Medicine
Yale researchers study proliferation of vape trick videos on YouTube
Grace Kong, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, is lead author of a paper published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research that looks at the proliferation of vape trick videos on YouTube and the efforts by e-cigarette marketers and stores to promote them.Source: Mashable
Addicted to vaped nicotine, teenagers have no clear path to quitting
Marina Picciotto, PhD, Charles B.G. Murphy Professor of Psychiatry and Professor in the Child Study Center, of Neuroscience and of Pharmacology, discusses the impact of exposing the brain's prefrontal cortex to nicotine in a New York Times report on teenage vaping.Source: The New York Times