The 130th Annual Meeting of APHA

4173.0: Tuesday, November 12, 2002 - 2:30 PM

Abstract #45914

National Cancer Institute's state & community tobacco control research initiatives

Robert E. Vollinger, MSPH1, Cathy L. Backinger, PhD, MPH2, Pebbles Fagan, MPH, PhD2, and Scott J. Leischow, PhD2. (1) Tobacco Control Research Branch, National Cancer Institute/NIH, Executive Plaza North, Room 4030, 6130 Executive Boulevard, MSC 7337, Bethesda, MD 20892-7337, 301-496-8584,, (2) Tobacco Control Research Branch, National Cancer Institute, Executive Plaza North, Room 4036, 6130 Executive Boulevard, MSC 7337, Bethesda, MD 20852-7337

The United States is at a critical juncture in tobacco prevention and control. Never has it been more important to have sound evidence of what works to reduce and prevent tobacco use. NCI awarded approximately $20 million annually for its largest anti-smoking initiative, Research in State and Community Tobacco Control Interventions. These 19 grants will support research on innovative tobacco prevention and control interventions at the community, state, or multi-state level, and emphasize collaboration between tobacco control researchers and state-based tobacco control programs. These grants are studying the effects of interventions in youth, young adults, and long-term smokers, particularly emphasizing communication and policy-oriented studies. Findings will be extremely useful in guiding the future of state and community-based tobacco control interventions.

This presentation will provide a brief overview of this initiative, and address some highlights of numerous projects so that participants will have a better understanding of policy and media research to pursue further. A major focus is developing collaborations between researchers and public health practitioners at all levels to ensure that the results are widely disseminated and implemented to reduce tobacco use.

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    Keywords: Tobacco Control, Community Research

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    Presenting author's disclosure statement:
    Organization/institution whose products or services will be discussed: National Cancer Institute, Tobacco Control Research Branch
    I do not have any significant financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organization/institution whose products or services are being discussed in this session.

    Policy Interventions Research for Tobacco Control at the State and Local Level

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