Scientific research underpins our regulatory work and grounds our efforts to improve public health and reduce disease and death caused by tobacco use. In addition to carrying out our own research, CTP conducts research to support regulatory activities through unique interagency partnerships with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and FDA's National Center for Toxicological Research.
Meet some of the people who are leading important tobacco regulatory research. In their own words, they share the work they are doing, and not only why it is so important to public health, but also to each of them personally.*
These 10 videos in the series represent a cross section of the work under way around a variety of topics, including perceptions and misperceptions of tobacco products, use of tobacco products and preferences of tobacco users, and the behavioral and physiological effects of using various tobacco products.
*The opinions in these videos reflect the views of individual researchers, and not necessarily the official position of the FDA's Center for Tobacco Products. These videos represent accurate information about the design of these CTP supported studies at the time the interviews were conducted (Spring 2014).
"I think that the work that's being done here, not only the PATH Study, but across the FDA-funded projects, will be looked upon in the future as a groundbreaking, necessary endeavor in order to save lives."
Andrew Hyland, Ph.D., Roswell Park Cancer Institute
What tobacco-related research is supported by the FDA?
- Diversity of tobacco products
- Toxicity and carcinogenicity
- Adverse health consequences
- Communications about tobacco products
- Tobacco product marketing
- Effects of economics and policies
These studies will provide important new evidence that informs regulatory decision making to positively impact the health of people.
- Search our CTP-Supported Research Portfolio.
- Learn about CTP's research priorities that build the science base behind FDA's authority to regulate tobacco products.
- Find out more about the Tobacco Regulatory Science Program (TRSP), FDA's partnership with NIH to foster tobacco regulatory research, including the 14 Tobacco Centers of Regulatory Science (TCORS).
- Learn about FDA's collaboration with CDC on the National Youth Tobacco Survey.
- Read about the research goals of the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study.
- National Institutes of Health
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- FDA’s National Center for Toxicological Research