Did you know...
In 2018, an estimated 34.2 million American adults were current cigarette smokers, with 74.6% of smokers using tobacco daily? (CDC, 2019) While this number has decreased over recent decades, the ways in which youths and adults intake nicotine continues to change as the products available to them change.
Additionally, people with mental illness smoke approximately half of all cigarettes sold in the US. As you can imagine, this seriously affects their ability to live long and healthy lives. In our lab we are working hard to try to understand why people with mental illness are especially prone to cigarette smoking and to try to find new ways of helping them quit.
Drs. Jennifer Tidey, Suzanne Colby, Rachel Cassidy, and Patricia Cioe are the Primary Investigators of this lab. Their research is funded by numerous grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The lab is located at Brown University’s Center for Alcohol & Addiction Studies.