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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Tobacco Products

FDA Center for Tobacco Products Research Program: Expanding the Research Base for Tobacco Product Regulation


The purpose of this free public meeting is:

    • Discuss FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products Research Program priorities across a broad array of disciplines.
    • Discuss how federal agencies can coordinate tobacco product research.
    • Identify how non-government organizations can contribute to advancing tobacco product research.
    • Mobilize researchers that are new to regulatory tobacco product research.



February 29, 2012

Center for Tobacco Products, Room 020B
9200 Corporate Blvd, Rockville, MD 20850 









Agenda & Webcast Information


Who Should Attend?

Scientific and medical experts and other interested participants from all sectors public and private interested in regulatory tobacco product research. 


Due to overwhelming interest, the workshop has reached maximum attendance and registration to attend the meeting in person is now closed.  


Special Accommodations

If you need special accommodations because of disability, please contact  Lucinda Miner, below, at least seven days before the workshop.  



Lucinda L. Miner, Ph.D.
Associate Director
Office of Science
Center for Tobacco Products


Center for Tobacco Products Research Priorites



The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (TCA) gives the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) broad authority to regulate tobacco product manufacturing, distribution and marketing.   Although a vast and sound science base exists with regard to numerous areas of the TCA, new research will provide scientific evidence in several areas. Research areas include

  1. understanding the diversity of tobacco products, 
  2. reducing addiction to tobacco products,
  3. reducing toxicity and carcinogenicity of tobacco products and smoke,
  4. understanding the adverse health consequences of tobacco use, 
  5. understanding communications about tobacco products,
  6. understanding tobacco product marketing, and 
  7. understanding how economics and policies affect tobacco product use.

Vulnerable populations referenced in research questions include, but are not limited to age, gender, race, ethnicity, income, occupation, geographic location, people with mental health or medical co-morbidities, the military/veterans, the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgendered, questioning (LGBTQ) community, and pregnant women/women of reproductive age.