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Assessment of Third Hand Exposure to Nicotine from Electronic Cigarettes

Lily Wei Lee

Lily Wei Lee

Receiving the Addiction Science Award definitely validated continuing my research endeavors. My research was published in a peer-reviewed journal, which has opened the doors to the tobacco research community. Currently, my career goals are still hazy, but I definitely want to continue my research as I pursue medicine.

About the Project: 

Lily examined whether e-cigarette use could pose a risk of third hand exposure, where nicotine from vapors sticks to surfaces to affect non-users even if they aren’t exposed to the e-cigarette use.

Where Are They Now?

Undergraduate School

Brooklyn College, BA/MD program

  • Major: Chemistry and Children & Youth Studies
  • Minor: Health & Nutrition Sciences/Public Health

Graduate School

SUNY Downstate Medical School, anticipated graduation 2022