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  1. Feb. 18, 2020 Lack of images on cigarette pack warnings and partial smoke-free laws are ineffective in Japan

    The tobacco control policies of Japan, the world’s ninth largest cigarette market and host of the 2020 Olympics, are not working, according to new studies from researchers at the University of Waterloo.

    The two studies were part of the Waterloo-based International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project (ITC) and involved a survey of 3,800 smokers in Japan. Waterloo researchers collaborated with researchers in Japan on both studies, which are the first national-level evaluations of Japan’s efforts to reduce smoking.

  2. Feb. 14, 2020Differences in airway size develop during puberty, new study finds

    Sex differences in airway size are not innate, but likely develop because of hormonal changes around puberty, reports a new study by the University of Waterloo.

  3. Feb. 13, 2020Storytelling can reduce VR cybersickness

    A storyline with emotionally evocative details can reduce virtual reality cybersickness for some people, according to a new study.

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