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Program members are pursuing studies on effective preventive interventions and treatments for nicotine dependence in both children and adults, combining pharmacological and behavioral therapies.

With cigarette smoking during adolescence still an alarming public health problem, one area of particular interest is the impact of retail tobacco advertising on adolescent smoking. Building on efforts to design and disseminate a smoking cessation strategy for men living in China’s ballooning cities, researchers are also investigating several broad sociopolitical themes such as the impact of:

Program Researchers

Stephen Fortmann, MD

Joel Killen, PhD

Matthew Kohrman, PhD


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