UCI To Join Smoking Research
U-C Irvine scientists will join a federal project to determine why people take up smoking and why they can't quit.
The researchers will observe 100 local high school and college students to find out what behaviors and moods contribute to decisions to smoke. U-C Irvine is one of seven universities around the U-S participating in a 70-Million dollar research effort by the National Institutes of Health. Each team is investigating a different aspect of tobacco use and nicotine addiction.