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Aug. 22, 2014 Smokers consume same amount of cigarettes regardless of nicotine levels Professor David Hammond, seated at desk with packages of cigarettes

Cigarettes with very low levels of nicotine may reduce addiction without increasing exposure to toxic chemicals, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo. 

The study published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology monitored the smoking behaviours of 72 adults as they switched to three types of cigarettes with markedly reduced nicotine levels.

Aug. 21, 2014 New chair named for U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities Professor Amit Chakma, Suzanne Corbeil and Professor Feridun Hamdullahpur

Canada's U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities has named Feridun Hamdullahpur, University of Waterloo's president and vice-chancellor its next Chair for a fixed two-year term.

Hamdullahpur, who previously served as U15 vice-chair, assumes the leadership role from outgoing U15 Chair Amit Chakma, Western University's president and vice-chancellor.

Aug. 20, 2014 Grants will fund landmark aging research at Waterloo

A landmark study aimed at improving the food intake, health and quality of life of older adults in long-term care homes is among three projects at the University of Waterloo receiving close to $1.5 million in grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

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