February 13, 2018
This past fall, the National Institute of Health’s Tobacco Centers of Regulatory Science (TCORS) held their annual Grantee Meeting at the NIH Natcher Center in Bethesda, MD. From the lab of Dr. Mignonne C. Guy, research assistant Kellie Green presented a poster titled, “Nicotine Dependence among Young Adult Regular E-cigarette Users”. The poster described data retrieved from a survey that was conducted as part of a larger research study for the VCU Center for the Study of Tobacco Products (CSTP). The purpose of the study was to compare measures of nicotine dependence among dual e-cigarette/cigarette and e-cigarette only users. This is a topic of interest for CSTP especially because e-cigarette use and experimentation narrowly follows conventional cigarettes as the most sought after tobacco product among young adults. Due to the fairly recent spike in popularity of e-cigarettes, valid measures of nicotine dependence have not yet been developed for these diverse devices.
Kellie describes her experience by saying, “Since this was my first professional conference, I don’t think I will ever forget the experience. I wouldn’t have had this experience if it weren’t for the work I am doing in the AFAM studies department. It was great to meet and talk with people that have put so much time and work into developing e-cigarette research, especially since I am new to the field.” The AFAM department would like to congratulate Kellie on her participation in the TCORS Meeting.
Research assistant Kellie Green poses by her research poster at the annual TCORS Meeting [View Image]