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CCU professor awarded tobacco study grant

Coastal Carolina University professor Sherer Royce has been awarded a $280,000 grant to help assess tobacco use in Horry County and evaluate the success of local prevention programs. The grant is part of a $2.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to the Horry County BREATHE Coalition.

Royce, an associate professor in the Department of Health Promotion, will also assist with countywide environmental and behavioral change activities regarding tobacco use prevention and dependence for Horry County residents.

Horry and Florence counties were two of 44 communities across the country awarded federal stimulus money as part of the Communities Putting Prevention to Work initiative.

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