Policy

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Menthol Ban Would Save 650,000 Lives in the Next 40 Years

New research from the Center for the Assessment of Tobacco Regulations

Banning menthol flavors in cigarettes could reduce smoking by 15% by having smokers giving up tobacco products altogether or switching to e-cigarettes and other nicotine vaping products—avoiding 16,250 tobacco-related deaths per year by 2060, according to a new University of Michigan study.

Marc Zimmerman

Marc Zimmerman Appointed Co-Director of Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention

Marc Zimmerman, the Marshall H. Becker Collegiate Professor of Public Health and professor of Health Behavior and Health Education, will serve as co-director of the newly established Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention. The University of Michigan presidential initiative was first developed in 2019 and will work to address the epidemic of firearm violence in the US.