You are here
Published: Lung-Chang Chien
Lung-Chang Chien (Environmental and Occupational Health) co-authored "Geospatial Associations Between Tobacco Retail Outlets and Current Use of Cigarettes and e-Cigarettes among Youths in Texas," which has been published in the Journal of Biometrics and Biostatistics. The study analyzed students in grades 6, 8 and 10 from selected schools in four Texas counties from 2014-15 and the presence of at least one tobacco retail outlets (TRO) within half a mile of the school. The study observed a geospatial association between the presence of TRO around the schools and current use of cigarettes in the eastern area of Dallas County and in the southeastern area of Harris County. Also, a geospatial association between the presence of TRO around the schools and current use of e-cigarettes was observed in the entire Tarrant County and in the northeastern area of Harris County. The result provides evidence of the influence of TRO on smoking prevalence among students, and reveals potential high-risk areas. The finding can help interventions carried out in schools located in potential high-risk areas.
Torn between the travel and hotel industries, UNLV helped this ’88 alumna discover her own path.
When young Ceriale got his first glimpse of the hotel business, it was love at first sight.
Against the odds, this native Las Vegan continues to prove his naysayers wrong one dream at a time.
This “utility player” in the Academic Success Center strives to help student-athletes have the best possible college experience.
As his love for Las Vegas grew, this Boston transplant became devoted to developing Downtown.
This alumna’s love affair with UNLV continues through community partnerships.