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Two cannabis packaging images that include warning labels about how cannabis can cause serious car crashes if driving under the influence.

HPDP planning grant awardees propose more effective cannabis warning labels

February 29, 2024

Sarah Kowitt, PhD, MPH, and Leah Ranney, PhD, MA have found that U.S. cannabis warning labels are largely ineffective in educating consumers about health risks. Through a content analysis and focus gr … Read more

HPDP awards $5,000 planning grant to UNC faculty studying cannabis prevention research

July 19, 2022

The UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention has awarded Sarah Kowitt, PhD, MPH, and Leah Ranney, PhD, MA, a planning grant of $5,000 for their research project on cannabis warning label … Read more

Woman with glass of wine shops for alcohol on phone

HPDP researcher to study the impact of online and delivery alcohol sales on excessive alcohol consumption during the COVID-19 pandemic

January 5, 2022

Rebecca Williams, PhD, MHS, has received approximately $600,000 in funding to study changes in alcohol consumption and related harms in relation to the wider availability of online and delivery alcoho … Read more

Minors able to buy alcohol on eBay, new study finds

April 25, 2013, the world’s most visited website that sells alcohol, has allowed minors to successfully purchase alcohol on their website, according to research from the University of North Carolina at Chap … Read more

Online retailers, shipping companies give minors access to alcohol, study finds

May 7, 2012

Minors can easily purchase alcohol online as a result of poor age verification by Internet alcohol vendors and shipping companies such as FedEx and UPS, according to a new study from University of Nor … Read more

New federal tobacco regulation cites HPDP research

March 31, 2010

The U.S. Senate cited UNC HPDP’s Internet Cigarette Vendors (ICV) study in its unanimous decision to pass the Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking (PACT) Act, which acts to curtail the growing sales of t … Read more

Groundbreaking HPDP research to study online alcohol sales

January 14, 2009

HPDP researchers will be the first to investigate if alcohol can be purchased by minors via the Internet in a new study. Co-investigators Rebecca Williams and Kurt Ribisl have studied online cigarette … Read more