Cornell Obtains $3M Grant to Study Tobacco Warnings

Cigarettes kill. This isn’t news, but everyday more and more individuals, adults and teens alike, pick up this deadly habit. Now, thanks to a five-year, $3 million grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the Food and Drug Administration, five Cornell faculty members will be able to “examine how anti-smoking messages can be effective among youth, low-income and low-education groups.” With more than 400,000 preventable deaths related to tobacco use per year in America, this is an admirable study, and one that hopefully will shed light on this ever-growing epidemic.

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