Zucchet still striving – from e-cigarette research to sexual assault assistance

2016 BSc Graduate and Governor General’s Silver Medal Recipient, Alyssa Zucchet, just published her first co-authored research paper, and that’s just the beginning.

Investigating the health risks of smoking electronic cigarettes with UFV biology Associate Professor Gregory Schmaltz, Alyssa Zucchet “wanted to know what people were getting themselves into.”

Despite her heavy workload, Zucchet still finds time to enjoy the sunny sights and sounds around Kelowna.

“They’re probably less harmful than cigarettes, but definitely not harmless,” Zucchet summarizes.

“We’re finding things in e-cigarettes people might not expect,” she says of their research ‘Electronic cigarettes — A review of the physiological health effects’ published July 18 in FACETS, a Canadian multidisciplinary open access science journal.

Continue reading article written by Darren McDonald on UFV Today

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