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Public Relations:Jennifer Nachbur (802) 656-7875
Specialty:smoking, marijuana use, alcohol and drug abuse
Biography:John R. Hughes, M.D. is Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology and Family Practice at the University of Vermont. Dr. Hughes is board certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry. His major focus has been clinical research on tobacco use. Dr. Hughes received the Ove Ferno Award for research in nicotine dependence and the Alton Ochsner Award Relating Smoking and Health. He is a co-founder and past president of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco and the Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence.. Dr. Hughes has been Chair of the Vermont Tobacco Evaluation and Review Board which oversees VT’s multi-million dollar tobacco control programs. He has over 350 publications on nicotine and other drug dependencies and is one of the top 25 most cited tobacco scientists. Dr. Hughes has been a consultant on tobacco policy to the World Health Organization, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and the White House. His current research is supported by grants from the US National Institute of Health and pharmaceutical companies. He has received fees from almost all of the companies who develop smoking cessation services, medications and devices and from various public and private organizations who promote tobacco control