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Vaping study receives $7.5M funding pledge

E-cigarette device company Juul has awarded a $7.5 million grant to Meharry Medical College in Nashville to study the health effects of vaping, smoking and use of nicotine-related products. A statement from the institution says the grant's structure provides "full autonomy" along with "sole ownership of the sponsored research and complete control over publication of the findings," although the New York Times asserted in a previous report that Juul is recruiting scientists to prove its product's benefits to the Food and Drug Administration.

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