Addressing high-priority gaps in tobacco control research
The SCTC research initiative addresses high-priority gaps in state and community tobacco control research in the following areas:
Secondhand smoke policies, tax and pricing policies, mass media countermeasures, community and social norms, and tobacco industry marketing and promotion.

Recent Blog Posts

  • NEW RELEASE “Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS): New Evidence from the State and Community Tobacco Control Research Initiative”

    June 16, 2014

    A new supplement from Tobacco Control features 9 research papers produced by investigators in the State and Community Tobacco Control (SCTC) Research Initiative funded by the National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute. The research papers present key findings on the marketing and use of electronic nicotine delivery systems to help guide s ..... Read More

  • Standardized Tobacco Assessment for Retail Settings (STARS) Survey

    June 16, 2014

    The Standardized Tobacco Assessment for Retail Settings (STARS) survey was designed for practitioners to inform state and local tobacco control policies for the point of sale. The STARS form and training materials resulted from a collaboration of SCTC researchers with stakeholders from five state health departments, the CDC, and the Tobacco Control Legal ..... Read More

  • SCTC March 2014 Digest (archived)

    June 5, 2014

    SCTC March 2014 Digest The National Cancer Institute State and Community Tobacco Control (SCTC) Research Initiative is a 5-year (FY 2012-2016), $46 million ($9.2 million/year) program within the Tobacco Control Research Branch in the Behavioral Research Program of the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences. The program targets 4 hig ..... Read More

  • SCTC January 2014 Digest (archived)

    June 5, 2014

    SCTC Research Initiative January 2014 Digest The National Cancer Institute State and Community Tobacco Control (SCTC) Research Initiative is a 5-year (FY 2012-2016), $46 million ($9.2 million/year) program within the Tobacco Control Research Branch in the Behavioral Research Program of the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences. The ..... Read More

  • New Case Study - Regulating Pharmacy Tobacco Sales: Massachusetts

    April 22, 2014

    A new case study just came out of the SCTC Research Initiative’s Maximizing State and Local Policies to Restrict Tobacco Marketing at the Point of Sale project. Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis, along with partners at University of North Carolina and Stanford University, are working to address important under-studied aspects of state a ..... Read More