E-cigarette flavors decrease perception of harm among youth

October 25, 2019

Led by UNC Family Medicine and UNC Lineberger researchers, a systematic review of scientific literature revealed the role flavored e-cigarettes have on product preference, appeal, harm perceptions, willingness to use, and initiation among youth.

Researchers find correlation between vaping cannabis and other tobacco use

June 27, 2019

Researchers at UNC School of Medicine found almost one in ten North Carolina adolescents reported ever vaping cannabis or marijuana. The researchers also found strong associations between the use of certain types of tobacco products and the use of e-cigarette devices to vape cannabis.

NIH Funds UNC Study to Investigate Maternal-Fetal Transmission of Zika

October 10, 2018

UNC researchers led by Elizabeth Stringer, MD, Sylvia Becker-Dreps, MD, and Aravinda de Silva, PhD, along with collaborators in Nicaragua, have been given a five-year, $2.7 million R01 award from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) to better understand the epidemiology of Zika virus in pregnancy.

Majority of doctors do not counsel patients about firearm violence

March 5, 2018

In the first survey of its kind, UNC School of Medicine researchers led by Adam Goldstein, MD, MPH, show that a majority of physicians are unlikely to counsel patients about firearms or firearm safety, but that more continuing medical education on the topic would increase physician counseling behaviors.

Kids saying no to cigarettes are saying yes to vaping

March 5, 2018

In a study led by UNC Family Medicine’s Adam Goldstein, MD, researchers found that efforts are needed to help youth remain nicotine free – especially those adolescents who aren’t otherwise susceptible to smoking cigarettes.