• Article
  • Sep 18 2023

Jessica Burris in the College of Arts and Sciences and Yuqing Zheng in the Martin-Gatton College of Agriculture, Food and Environment received funding.

  • Article
  • Feb 9 2023

The study, published in Preventive Medicine Reports, is one of the first to examine the retail availability of disposable e-cigarettes and oral nicotine pouches and gives an early indication the products are targeted to different audiences.

  • Article
  • Nov 15 2022

Markey Cancer Center researchers Jessica Burris, Melinda Ickes and Shyanika Rose are addressing high rates of tobacco use with innovative studies and tactics.

  • Article
  • Jul 13 2022

The UK program that provides tobacco use prevention services to youth, families, and community members across Kentucky has received continued funding from the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services.

  • Article
  • Oct 21 2021

A recent College of Medicine study found young adults from vulnerable communities are more likely to be exposed to tobacco marketing in their daily lives.

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  • Sep 7 2021

A team at the UK Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) chose a novel approach to target e-cigarette use by young adults — a research-based comic book.

  • Article
  • Jun 21 2021

A five-year, $2.8 million grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) will support a study on how local policies impact groups – including communities of color, low-income populations and youth – that are more likely to use flavored tobacco products.

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  • Apr 20 2021

A new white paper published by the American College Health Association provides advice from Kinesiology and Health Promotion faculty member Melinda Ickes on addressing the use of e-cigarettes and vaping products on college campuses.

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  • Mar 19 2021

March 20 is National Kick Butts Day, a time to raise awareness of the health effects of cigarettes and nicotine products and take action to lower one’s risk. Researchers in the University of Kentucky College of Nursing are creating a series of comic books focusing on treatment and cessation.

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  • Feb 9 2021

Based on the study findings, the researchers suggest standardizing assessment and treatment approaches based on existing quality reporting measures, integrating telephone quit-line services, and offering cessation counseling and medication to all tobacco users as a standard of care.