The Tobacco Control Research Branch (TCRB) leads and collaborates on research and disseminates evidence-based findings to prevent, treat, and control tobacco use in order to create a world free of tobacco use and related cancer and suffering. TCRB is within the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Behavioral Research Program (BRP), in the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS).
- 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 levels
- Tobacco control interventions for underserved and at-risk populations
- Tobacco industry documents
- Tobacco prevention interventions at the individual, system, and population levels
- Tobacco product analysis, e.g., design and composition, constituents and additives, processing, manufacturing
- Tobacco use and cessation in cancer screening, diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship
- Tobacco-related disparities
News and Highlights
- 2018-2019 TUS-CPS dataset now available
- 2018-2019 TUS-CPS Data Brief now available (PDF, 1.5 MB)
- Smoking Cessation: A Report of the Surgeon General – Key Findings
- Tobacco Product Use and Cessation Indicators Among Adults — United States, 2018
- Cessation Research Fact Sheet (PDF, 558 KB)
- Vaping Pods Produce High Nicotine Levels in Young Users, Cancer Currents blog post
Featured Funding Announcement
Initiatives and Measures
TCRB Grant Portfolio and Funding Opportunities
As a behavioral scientist in the field of cancer prevention and control, it is very exciting to have the opportunity to test cessation interventions in a setting with the potential to reach thousands of older adults who have struggled with smoking their entire lives.Kathryn Taylor, Ph.D. Other TCRB Featured Grantees
Quitting smoking will never be easy, but I hope my work will help to maximize the likelihood that an individual will successfully quit the first time.Erin McClure, Ph.D. Other TCRB Featured Grantees
Read peer-reviewed manuscripts, funding analyses, and reports on behavioral research issues in cancer prevention and control.
Learn about TCRB’s organizational structure and team members. See selected funding opportunities.
Information & Resources
Learn about TCRB’s latest initiatives and tools for researchers, patients, and more.
Meet Our Staff
Our team of accomplished scientists and research associates, fellows, and administrators is dedicated to advancing behavioral science research in cancer prevention and control.TCRB Staff