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How Do Media Depictions of Tobacco Influence Smoking Decisions for Young Adults?

Two studies from the Annenberg School for Communication’s Robert Hornik find that media portrayals of such behaviors can change actions and perception, but how and by how much depends on a range of factors.

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Emphasizing Short-Term Effects Can Help Prevent and Reduce Youth Smoking

A recent study by Annenberg researchers finds that anti-tobacco campaigns focused on tangible, short-term consequences are a promising way to prevent young people from smoking and encouraging them to quit.

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Study Examines Smoking Risk Factors and Prevention Among Transgender and Gender Expansive Adults

A new study aims to fill a critical research gap on effective, culturally sensitive approaches to smoking cessation among transgender and gender expansive individuals.

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Misinformation on Twitter Adversely Affects Adults’ Health Decisions

A new study is the first to explore the effect of misinformation on Twitter about e-cigarette harms.

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Coding the Emotions that Anti-tobacco Ads Evoke

Two sophomores interned this summer with Professor Andy Tan, designing and testing culturally appropriate anti-smoking campaigns for young women who identify as sexual minorities.

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Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco Spotlights Mary Andrews

Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco Spotlights Mary Andrews

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In Rural America, Religious Attendance and Norms Reduce Compassion for People Who Use Opioids

A new study found that religious individuals in Appalachian and Midwestern states were more likely to support punitive drug policies.

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Annenberg Faculty Receive $3.49 Million Grant to Study Vaping among LGBTQ+ Youth

Led by Professor Andy Tan, the research team aims to create anti-vaping messages tailored to LGBTQ+ teens.

Andrews and Haywood Named Presidential Ph.D. Fellows

Doctoral students Mary E. Andrews and Antoine Haywood are recipients of the new Penn Presidential Ph.D. Fellowship, which includes three years of funding.