GSU professor wins National Cancer Institute grant

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia State University officials say an assistant professor has been awarded a grant to study how young adults perceive the risk of smoking flavored cigarillos and cigars.

Officials said Tuesday that Dr. Kymberle Sterling, a public health professor, has been given a two-year $275,000 grant from the National Cancer Institute to study perceived risks associated with the products which aren’t regulated by the Food and Drug Administration.

Georgia State University officials say Sterling will work with researchers at the University of Hawaii-Manoa and the University of Maryland College Park to develop a tool that identifies risk perception and predicts susceptibility to smoke from flavored cigars.

GSU officials say the use of flavored cigarillos is growing among young adults, especially those from minority ethnic groups. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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