Boost for method to curb youth smoking

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Video games that have shown effectiveness in trials will have their use expanded through funding from the CVS Health Foundation

Lynn E. Fiellin, M.D., associate professor of medicine and in the Yale Child Study Center, has spent much of her recent career determining how best to use video games to empower adolescents to avoid risky behaviors that affect life outcomes. Fiellin’s work has just received a substantial boost in the form of a $1.4 million gift from the CVS Health Foundation. The three-year gift is a part of “Be The First,” a $50 million commitment by CVS Health to help deliver the first tobacco-free generation.

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