Research Fields

The research of the Center spans a multitude of disciplines from policy and historical research to economics, and science. The work is designed to inform and improve the effectiveness of public health and clinical interventions to reduce tobacco use both nationally and internationally.
  • The nature and severity of nicotine addiction, treatement strategies, and the health benefits of quitting.

  • The impact the tobacco industry is having outside the U.S. on globalizing the tobacco epidemic and strategies to mitigate this impact.

  • The tobacco industry's marketing tactics for selling cigarettes and other products to adults and children, as well as effective counter-marking public health campaigns.

  • Efforts by public health professionals to develop and implement smokefree and tobacco control policies, locally, nationally and internationally, and how the tobacco industry opposes these efforts.

  • Regulatory science seeks to improve the evidence base for regulation of tobacco products and their marketing, including economic models that account for short-term and long-term effects of tobacco use, better understanding of behavioral determinants of tobacco use, and functional biomarkers of acute cardiopulmonary responses to tobacco use that could be used in premarket testing of tobacco products.

  • The health effects of secondhand smoke on individuals, society and the environment.

  • Case studies, surveys and research showing how the tobacco industry markets their product to specfic groups.

  • The short and long term effects of cigarette smoking and other forms of tobacco use on health.