Tax increases on e-cigs likely to boost cigarette smoking among young adults
In an attempt to curb the use of increasingly popular electronic nicotine delivery systems, such as e-cigarettes, 30 U.S. states and Washington, D.C. have implemented taxes on these products. But a growing body of evidence suggests that, among adults, these taxes can increase cigarette smoking, a habit whose health effects are likely to be more harmful than vaping nicotine according to the National Academy of Science and Medicine.Source: Yale News
Bold Receives Grant to Study Impact of Menthol Flavor Ban in Cigarettes and E-cigarettes
Krysten Bold, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry, has received an R01 grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to study the impact of a menthol flavor ban in cigarettes and e-cigarettes to inform tobacco policy.
YSM Faculty Stand United For Ukraine
United for Ukraine has been creative with getting supplies to hospitals in Kyiv, Kharkiv, Lviv, and Dnipro. They connected with local organizations, such as St. Michael the Archangel Ukrainian Catholic Church in New Haven, for advice. After trying a few different routes to get materials sent, they determined it was quickest to buy supplies in Poland or Ukraine and hire someone to deliver the materials to Ukrainian physicians.
The Blavatnik Fund for Innovation at Yale Awards Over $3 Million in Accelerator Funding to Develop 12 New Therapeutic and Digital Health Products
New Haven, CT - Yale University announces its largest ever round of Blavatnik awards: a total of 12 new projects have received over $3 million in accelerator funding. The Blavatnik Fund for Innovation at Yale, made possible by a generous grant from the Blavatnik Family Foundation, supports Yale faculty in the commercialization of applied research and technology in the life sciences, mainly advancing promising medical breakthroughs in therapeutics.Source: Yale Ventures
Longitudinal Trajectories of Multiple Nicotine Product Use Among Youths in the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health Study
Patricia Simon, PhD, assistant professor adjunct of psychiatry, and Ralitza Gueorguieva, PhD, senior research scientist in biostatistics, are first and senior authors, respectively, of a paper in JAMA Network Open that examines the trajectories of nicotine product use among youth in the United States.Source: JAMA Network Open
Covid fatigue is making the pandemic worse — and prolonging its end, experts say
The United States reached a grim new milestone last week: More than 900,000 people across the country have now died from Covid-19. The daily death toll is at its highest level in about a year, rising 39% over the last two weeks, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.Source: CNBC
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.