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U of M TCORS: Center for the Assessment of the Public Health Impact of Tobacco Regulations

U of M TCORS: Center for the Assessment of the Public Health Impact of Tobacco Regulations

Principal Investigator(s): Rafael Meza and David T. Levy

Funding Mechanism: National Institutes of Health – TCORS Grant

ID number: 1 U54 CA229974-01

Award Date: 9/14/18

Institution: University of Michigan and Georgetown University


The University of Michigan Center for the Assessment of the Public Health Impact of Tobacco Regulations aims to provide evidence-based and expert-informed modeling of the behavioral and public health impacts of tobacco regulations. The Center will have three projects based on detailed analysis of historical tobacco use patterns in the U.S. and will use four established tobacco simulation models. Project 1 will involve comparative modeling analyses of the impact of tobacco regulations and policies on smoking and e-cigarette use and related long-term health outcomes, including heart, pulmonary disease and maternal and child health. Project 2 will extend two well-established models to examine the possible consequences of regulating nicotine in combusted tobacco products. Project 3 will model tobacco-related health disparities associated with single- and multi-product tobacco use and will investigate how potential policy options may impact tobacco use and tobacco-related health disparities.


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