Our Center’s research and evaluation work aims to reduce the harmful effects of chronic disease through the development, dissemination, and implementation of public health policies. Many of our projects have focused specifically on evidence-based tobacco policies.

In the five-year NCI-funded ASPiRE study, we developed the first-ever national surveillance system of point-of-sale policies in tobacco retailers. We have actively disseminated our work in top public health journals and national guidelines and reports. For instance, results of our research and evaluation were incorporated in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Office on Smoking and Health’s 2007 Best Practices for Tobacco Control Programs.

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