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John Hughes, MD
John Hughes, MD

    Dr. John R. Hughes is a professor of psychiatry, psychology and family practice at the University of Vermont. Dr. Hughes' research is primarily focused on tobacco use. Dr. Hughes received the Ove Ferno Award for Clinical Research on Nicotine and Tobacco 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 Vermont's multi-million dollar tobacco control programs. He has over 350 publications on nicotine and other drug dependencies. Dr. Hughes has been a consultant on tobacco policy to the World Health Organization, the US Food and Drug Administration and the White House.

    His current research is on how tobacco and marijuana users stop or reduce use on their own and whether helping smokers reduce can lead to cessation. This 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.

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