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Ending Nicotine Addiction in Kids

Alayna Tackett, Ph.D., is part of a team of investigators who received a two-year, $5.5 million grant from the American Heart Association as part of the ENACT research initiative – End Nicotine Addiction in Children and Teens. She will work with colleagues from The Ohio State University on a four-part study called “VERIFY: Vaping’s End through Research and Innovation For Youth.” She will investigate behavioral and health effects of e-cigarettes and study the relationship between nicotine form, concentration and flavors on e-cigarette use, addiction, neurocognitive outcomes and pulmonary health. Read more.