Tobacco Control Research Branch (TCRB)

 

Mission

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).

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 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

Featured Funding Announcement

Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS): Population, Clinical and Applied Prevention Research PAR-17-475 (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed), PAR-17-476 (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

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TCRB Grant Portfolio and Funding Opportunities

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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
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