Vanderbilt Center for Tobacco Addiction and Lifestyle

Enhanced treatment helps fast nicotine metabolizers quit smoking

A study from Vanderbilt researchers has found that enhanced treatment support can help smokers who have more difficulty quitting because they are fast metabolizers of nicotine.

COVID-19 pandemic brought changes in cigarette smoking: study

Smokers who believed they were at increased risk of getting COVID-19 during the pandemic, or having a more severe case, were more likely to quit while those whoperceived more stress increased smoking, according to new research published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

Tobacco-control initiatives were the focus of a panel discussion at the spring Research into Policy and Practice Lecture. Panelists included, from left, Caroline Young, Jim Hobart, Hilary Tindle, MD, MPH, Chris Sherwin, State Sen. Shane Reeves, and Melinda Buntin, PhD.

Panel explores tobacco-control legislation efforts

Tobacco control legislative initiatives in Tennessee and other states were discussed during the spring Research into Policy and Practice Lecture sponsored by the Department of Health Policy at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and NashvilleHealth.

VUMC debuts dedicated tobacco treatment service

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is one of only a few academic medical centers in the country with a dedicated hospital-wide tobacco treatment service.