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E-cigs Heavily Marketed on Twitter, Study Finds

Commercial accounts generated ninety percent of messages about electronic cigarettes on the social site popular among youth and minorities, found Jidong Huang and colleagues in IHRP’s Health Media Collaboratory.

UIC Researchers to Study How Young Adults Use E-cigarettes, Snus

How are young adults, who smoke cigarettes at the highest rate of any age group, responding to the increasing number of alternative tobacco products? With a new grant from NCI, Robin Mermelstein and a multidisciplinary team of investigators will expl

Salsa Adds Spice for Older Adults

With a new NIH grant, David Marquez will learn whether a salsa dance program improved the health and physical activity levels of Latino seniors. Pilot work for this intervention was supported by the Midwest Roybal Center.

$12M Grant to Study Young Adult Smoking Behaviors

Led by Robin Mermelstein, researchers will conduct four studies examining the predictors of smoking patterns from adolescence through young adulthood. They will track a cohort of 1,200 Chicago-area young adults who participated in the group's previou