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ASPPH Friday Letter

The Friday Letter is the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health's weekly e-newsletter featuring the latest research, opportunities and developments from CEPH-accredited schools and programs of public health.

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Last spring, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration unveiled a $36 million ad campaign focused on the dangers of smokeless tobacco use among rural teens.  But the FDA’s “Smokeless Doesn’t Mean Harmless” campaign may be doing more harm than good, two noted North American public health researchers write in the journal Addictive Behaviors.

The School of Public Health and Health Professions will host the second annual Step Challenge as a way to promote healthy activity and encourage individuals to live healthier lifestyles.


For most people, cortisol, the vital hormone that controls stress, increases when they wake up. It’s the body’s way of preparing us for the day. But in police officers who’ve experienced intense stress on the job, cortisol functions much differently, according to recent research from the University at Buffalo and funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).


How do the lungs of e-cigarette users differ compared to non-smokers and people who smoke traditional cigarettes? A pilot study awarded to a University at Buffalo epidemiologist seeks to provide some answers to that question.

Although recent years have seen a rapid rise in the medicinal and recreational use of cannabis, evidence regarding both the short and long-term health effects has not recently been examined.
The anxiety many men experience after being diagnosed with prostate cancer may lead them to choose potentially unnecessary treatment options, researchers from the University at Buffalo (UB) and Roswell Park Cancer Institute report in a new study.

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