Mission and Goals 

The mission of the Center for the Study of Tobacco Products (CSTP) is to promote public health by developing and applying regulatory science to the evaluation of tobacco products and tobacco product policy while training the next generation of tobacco regulatory scientists.

To carry out this mission, CSTP has established the following seven goals:

  • To facilitate collaborative research and training efforts among faculty from different disciplines (including collaborations across academic departments and schools) that advance the field of tobacco regulatory science
  • To maintain core facilities and services that support tobacco regulatory science
  • To accelerate the application of new knowledge to the development of effective tobacco product regulations through the conduct of translational research and the evaluation of tobacco product regulations
  • To develop opportunities for international research and training that support the Center's mission
  • To sustain and expand an outstanding faculty of researchers and educators by assisting in the retention of current faculty and the recruitment of new faculty
  • To create new opportunities for individual faculty development, including mentoring for junior faculty
  • To train the next generation of tobacco regulatory scientists, including predoctoral and postdoctoral appointees

This research was supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number U54DA036105 and the Center for Tobacco Products of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the views of the NIH or the FDA.