The NIH supports research studying tobacco use prevention, including projects in regulatory science, addiction, tobacco control, health effects, cancer prevention, and behavioral studies.
Resources for Researchers
Explore databases and tools for tobacco research.
A survey of tobacco use that has been administered as part of the U.S. Census Bureau's Current Population Survey since 1992, including past data and statistics.
A catalog of recommended standard measures of phenotypes and environmental exposures for use in biomedical research. This includes common data elements for tobacco regulatory research.
Learn more about the PhenX Tobacco Regulatory Project and how these measures were identified, selected, and approved. Contact Dr. Kay Wanke, Deputy Director, TRSP/OD/NIH, for more information.
A comprehensive list of national and international surveys on tobacco use, smoking cessation, secondhand smoke exposure, and other tobacco-related topics among youth, adults, and specific populations.
A national longitudinal study of tobacco use and how it affects the health of people in the United States, begun in 2013.
NIH Institutes/Centers, and Federal Partner Activities
Many NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) actively engage in and support tobacco research and may be helpful starting points as you plan your research or if you’re exploring the latest work in a specific area. Because ICs may have several ongoing tobacco programs and projects, we encourage you to use the links provided to find the most up-to-date information, including how to contact program officials who may be able to address your specific questions.