UVM TCORS Research Presented at High-Visibility Sessions at 2018 SRNT Conference
Stephen Higgins, PhD, and other leading tobacco researchers, were invited to deliver the plenary presentation at the 2018 SRNT conference to provide supporting evidence of a proposed nicotine reduction policy. Their symposium was titled, "Reducing Nicotine Content in Cigarettes: A Discussion of the Evidence and Policy Implications". This presentation aligned with the FDA's recent announcement proposing a reduction in nicotine content in cigarettes, which has undoubtedly been influenced by research on the impact of this policy, which is the primary focus of UVM's Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science (TCORS).
Allison Kurti, PhD, and Dr. Higgins co-chaired a presentation on tobacco use among reproductive-aged women titled, "Vulnerabilities to Tobacco Product Use and Strategies to Reduce Use Among Women of Reproductive Age".
Andrea Villanti, PhD, MPH, gave a plenary talk on "Developing Research to Inform Tobacco-Related Policy", as part of her 2018 Jarvik-Russell Early Career Award.
FDA Commissioner, Scott Gottlieb, MD, commended all SRNT presenters stating they are "exactly the kind of people we had in mind when we envision who would contribute to the science underpinning dialogue [on nicotine reduction] and participate in the discussions we all need to have."