UofL awarded millions for tobacco research

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Posted on September 30, 2013 at 3:01 PM

Updated Monday, Sep 30 at 7:01 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- The University of Louisville was awarded millions in grant money to support tobacco-related research.

UofL received a total of $14.4 million to develop the program.

The programs are funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration and the American Heart Association.

Researchers will look at tobacco distribution, manufacturing and marketing and the effects it has on the cardiovascular system.

The National Institutes of Health and the FDA awarded $3.7 million to find out what exactly is in tobacco products that causes atherosclerosis.

The other $10.7 million will be used for multidisciplinary research.
 

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