Department Spotlight: Duke Center for Smoking Cessation

Center offers smoking cessation clinical trials for Duke employees, area residents

 | By Marsha A. Green

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Durham, NC - Department: Duke Center for Smoking Cessation

Years at Duke: The nicotine research program has existed at Duke since 1989. The program became the Duke Center for Smoking Cessation in 2004.

Who they are: Faculty and staff dedicated to ending smoking addiction through research. The Center was initially funded with a grant from Phillip Morris USA and after this year will be funded with grants from the National Institutes of Health and other research funding institutions. "I think it is highly appropriate that Duke, which is connected so strongly to a tobacco family, is a center for helping to eliminate the enormous damage caused by cigarette smoking," said Jed Rose, Ph.D., director of the center.

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