CTP Research Priorities
The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (TCA) gives the FDA broad authority to regulate tobacco product manufacturing, distribution, and marketing. Although a vast and sound science base exists with regard to numerous areas of the TCA, new research will provide scientific evidence in several areas. Research is encouraged in the following scientific domains.
CTP-Supported Tobacco Regulatory Research Projects
Research supported by FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) informs regulatory and public education efforts aimed at improving the overall health of the public and may also provide data about the impact of these efforts. On this website, search for research projects funded by CTP starting in Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 using the search box. New projects are added on a regular basis.
Tobacco Research: In the Researchers' Own Words
Meet some of the people who lead important tobacco regulatory research. In their own words, they share their work, why it is so important to public health, and also why it is important to them.
These 10 videos represent a cross section of the past and current work in a variety of topics, including perceptions and misperceptions of tobacco products, use of tobacco products and preferences of tobacco users, and the behavioral and physiological effects of using various tobacco products. The studies featured here provide data that informs regulatory decision making and positively impact the health of people.