Dependence, Smoke Intake, and Carcinogen Exposure Among African American Smokers


  1. Gideon St Helen, PhD
Research Fields: 
Addiction and Cessation

We are investigating the determinants of nicotine/tobacco dependence among African American smokers and the relationship between dependence and smoke intake to understand tobacco-related disease risks within that population. Current studies include assessment of gender differences in nicotine intake and carcinogen exposure among African American light smokers (those who smoke ten or fewer cigarettes per day) and studies on racial and gender differences in smoke intake among African American and Caucasian smokers.