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Dr. Kristen Riley's Research on Smoking Stigma Featured in Forbes Magazine

Jun, 2021

Dr. Riley is coauthor of an article entitled, "Smoking Has Increased During the Pandemic" about the importance of decreasing smoking stigma that was recently featured in Forbes magazine.  The feature states that,  "...work needs to be done to combat stigma towards people with addictions.  Part of ending that stigma means changing the language we use, even in research studies, to discuss addiction and those that are addicted.  Contrary to popular belief, shaming those with addictions, such as to nicotine, does not reduce use.  In fact, it increases anxiety and depression, leading to increased use."  Read more here.

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