Improving Tobacco Regulations

A $1.3 million grant received by Amy Cohn, Ph.D., may help create improved regulations on nicotine content and menthol flavoring in cigarettes. Cohn was awarded a three-year clinical trial by the Food and Drug Administration Center for Tobacco Products and the National Institute on Drug Abuse. She will examine the appeal and reinforcement of smoking menthol and non-menthol very low nicotine cigarettes in young adults who are new smokers. The project is being conducted in collaboration with experts at Brown University, the University of Minnesota, Wake Forest School of Medicine and the University of Vermont.