Tobacco Use

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.

Tobacco Use Supplement to the Current Population Survey (TUS-CPS)

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.

​​​​​​​PhenX Toolkit

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.

​​​​​​​CDC Smoking & Tobacco Use Surveys

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.

Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study

A national longitudinal study of tobacco use and how it affects the health of people in the United States, begun in 2013.


Interested in funding opportunities or planning to submit an application in tobacco use research? Use these tools to find what you need:

NIH Institutes, Centers, and Offices

Many NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) are active in 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 any program officials who may be able to address your specific questions.