Study: Smoking Menthol Cigarettes Linked To Use Of Flavored Cigarillos

Smokers who consume menthol cigarettes daily are more likely to also smoke flavored little cigars and cigarillos, also known as LCCs, according to a study led by a researcher at the School of Public Health at Georgia State University.

“Our findings provide evidence to the FDA [Food and Drug Administration] that the availability… more »

Researchers: Schools Ideal Site For Kids’ Postdisaster Mental Health Screening

Locating mental health services in schools in the wake of disasters could make those efforts more effective and better promote children’s postdisaster mental health worldwide, according to a team of researchers led by Georgia State University professors.

About 100 million children worldwide are affected each year by disasters, including floods, earthquakes and hurricanes.… more »

Curiosity, Convenience Spur Adult Smokers To Try E-Cigs, Study Finds

Curiosity and convenience are two main factors compelling smokers of regular cigarettes to try electronic ones, while the sensory experience and perception of reduced harm motivate them to continue using e-cigarettes, according to a study led by researchers from the School of Public Health at Georgia State University.

In the study, researchers observed… more »

Study Proposes Guidelines To Boost Transgender Participation in Research

A team led by a professor at the School of Public Health at Georgia State University has developed guidelines designed to improve efforts to involve transgender people in research studies.

Recruitment of transgender participants can be difficult because they may be reluctant to answer questions about their gender identity and because they make… more »

Perception Of Electronic Cigarettes As Harmful Growing Among Adults

The proportion of American adults who perceive e-cigarettes to be equally or more harmful than traditional cigarettes has tripled over the last few years, highlighting the need for more accurate public health messaging, according to a study led by tobacco researchers in the School of Public Health at Georgia State University.

“Although the… more »