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About Tobacco Control Research Branch (TCRB)

Mission: The mission of the Tobacco Control Research Branch (TCRB) is to lead and collaborate on research, and to disseminate evidence-based findings to prevent, treat, and control tobacco use.

Vision: The vision of TCRB is a world free of tobacco use and related cancer and suffering.

Scientific Priorities:

  • Advertising and marketing of tobacco products
  • Epidemiology and surveillance of tobacco knowledge, attitudes, and behavior
  • Etiology, predictors, correlates, and determinants of tobacco use, nicotine dependence, and cessation
  • Global tobacco control, especially in low and middle income countries
  • Media and policy to reduce tobacco use
  • Other tobacco products, e.g., smokeless tobacco, cigars, roll-your-own, hookah, bidis, etc.
  • Potential Reduced-Exposure Tobacco Products (PREPs)
  • Secondhand smoke
  • Tobacco cessation interventions at the individual, system, and population level
  • Tobacco control interventions for underserved and at-risk populations
  • Tobacco industry documents
  • Tobacco prevention interventions at the individual, system, and population level
  • Tobacco product analysis, e.g., design and composition, constituents and additives, processing, manufacturing
  • Tobacco-related disparities

Tobacco Control Research Branch (TCRB) Fact Sheet (PDF), August 2014

Organizational Structure

Meet our Staff!
Career and Training Announcements
BRP Structure

TCRB Grant Portfolio

Currently funded grants
Previously funded grants


Last Updated: August 28, 2014

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