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.

Learn more about the PhenX Tobacco Regulatory Project and how these measures were identified, selected, and approved. Contact Dr. Kay Wanke, Deputy Director, TRSP/OD/NIH, for more information.

​​​​​​​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: