GSU to Research Why People Choose Tobacco Use

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ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia State University officials say the school has been given the largest grant in school history from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the National Institutes of Health.

GSU officials said Thursday that the federal agencies have given Georgia State University a five-year, $19 million grant to help establish one of 14 Tobacco Centers of Regulatory Science. The centers are tasked with studying the reasons why people choose to use tobacco.

The center will conduct three research projects to examine human economic behavior, the impact tobacco marketing has on consumers and the perceived risks associated with novel tobacco products.

Georgia State is partnering with the University of Illinois at Chicago and school officials say 13 other tobacco research centers will be launched at colleges and universities across the country.

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