Tobacco Regulatory, Experimental & Clinical Science Lab

Local research shows hookahs could be more dangerous than cigarettes
December 16, 2015 by Sarah Terry-Cobo - The Journal Record
Typically one puff from a hookah pipe contains as much smoke as a whole cigarette. A typical recreational user consumes the burned tobacco for about 45 minutes, which is the equivalent of 9 packs of cigarettes.

New $3 Million NCI Grant at the Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center Aims to Help People Stop Smoking

October 31, 2016
Nearly 7 in 10 cig
arette smokers are looking for a way to quit – and many smokers have turned to e-cigarettes for help.  A researcher at the Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center at the Stephenson Cancer Center has received a 5-year, $3 million R01 grant from the National Cancer Institute to study the impact of e-cigarette usage on smoking rates.

Research Finds Newest Generation of E-Cigarettes May Improve Your Ability to Quit Smoking
October 27, 2016
Have cigarettes finally met their match? New research from the Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center at the Stephenson Cancer Center demonstrates that the newest generation of e-cigarettes may be a powerful tool in quitting tobacco. Published in the international journal, Tobacco Control, this research shows that the newest generation of high-powered e-cigarettes is able to deliver nicotine just like a cigarette, but with much lower levels of cancer-causing agents and no carbon monoxide.

OSU student studies effects of alcohol and hookah use
September 9, 2016 by Christine Eddington - Oklahoma Gazette
Elly Leavens was awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health for her research

Public health, electronic cigarette coalition proposed
January 7, 2016 by Sarah Terry-Cobo - The Journal Record

The public health community and electronic cigarette industry should band together, said Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center psychologist Ted Wagener. Messages from each have become more polarized as research on vaporized tobacco alternatives emerges.

Point of View: Oklahoma's vaping, public health voices should collaborate
December 18, 2015 Editorial By Theodore L. Wagener - THE OKLAHOMAN

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