Kymberle Sterling, Dr.P.H.
Dr. Sterling’s NIH research project at Georgia State University seeks to understand why young people ages 18-34, particularly minority populations in this age group, seem to believe that smoking little cigars and cigarillos* is safer than smoking cigarettes.
The opinions in these videos reflect the views of individual researchers, and not necessarily the official position of the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products. These videos represent accurate information about the design of these CTP supported studies at the time the interviews were conducted (Spring 2014).
- Read the abstract: Assessing Risk Perceptions of Flavored Small Cigars/Cigarillos Among Young Adults
- View more Tobacco Regulatory Science In Action videos
*Cigars and cigarillos are not currently regulated by the FDA. However, we recently proposed extending regulatory authority to all tobacco products.