by: Angela garrity
CBS News reports that JUUL is offering up $7.5 million to research the impact of e-cigarettes. The study will be done by Meharry Medical College in Nashville and includes "sole ownership of the sponsored research and complete control over publication of the findings."
In a statement from Meharry's president and CEO, Dr. James Hildreth, says few issues require more research than "the rising prevalence of e-cigarettes, including how they affect young people. The grant from JUUL Labs gives Meharry the unique opportunity to take the lead on a new line of fully independent research in this critical area of public health," Hildreth said.
The JUUL grant comes right after a recent article in the New York Times report stating that JUUL "aggressively recruits scientists to prove to the Food and Drug Administration, and to the public, that use of their product offers more public health benefit than risk.
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