Tobacco is a serious addiction and it is the number one cause of preventable lung disease, including lung cancer and COPD. Breakthroughs are needed to help people quit smoking and prevent lung disease.

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Applicant Title Institution Province Amount Awarded
Small, Sandra Aboriginal Women's Experience of Smoking During Pregnancy Memorial University of Newfoundland Newfoundland $20,000
O’Donnell, Denis Detection of Clinically Important Respiratory Impairment in Adult Smokers: which test is most sensitive? Queen’s University Ontario $49,629
Hasan, Shabih Prenatal Cigarette Smoke Exposure and Neonatal Respiratory Control Univeristy of Calgary Alberta $30,000
Foster, Andrew Pathogenesis of diaphragmatic weakness and atrophy in a murine model of cigarette smoke exposure University of Guelph Ontario $27,000
Sutherland, Leslie Regulation of RBM10 expression by cigarette smoke Sudbury Regional Hospital Ontario $50,000
Ask, Kjetil The role of chaperone FKBP13and ER stress in cigarette smoke induced pulmonary disease St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton/McMaster University Ontario $50,000
Barrett, Sean Using “Smart” Technology to Aid in Cigarette Smoking Cessation: Examining an Innovative Way to Monitor and Improve Quit Attempt Outcomes Dalhousie University Nova Scotia $10,000
Proud, David Modulation of Epithelial Antimicrobial Responses by Cigarette Smoke University of Calgary Alberta $30,000
Love, Michelle Investigating the effects of cigarette smoke on innate antiviral responses to human rhinovirus University of Calgary Alberta $11,500
Stampfli, Martin Impact of cigarette smoke on dendritic cell phenotype and function in the upper respiratory tract mucosa McMaster University Ontario $49,850
Bird, Yelena Exploration of tobacco use, prevention oand cessation public health efforts University of Saskatchewan Saskatchewan $10,000
Lawson, Joshua Patterns of exposure to conventional and electronic cigarette smoking and their relationship to lung health outcomes among children and adolescents University of Saskatchewan Saskatchewan $12,500
Sung Kim, Jong Volatolomics Profiling of Human Exhaled Breath Dalhousie University Nova Scotia $25,000