FDA Supports Science-Based Tobacco Research

FDA Supports Science-Based Tobacco Research

The FDA has been a strong supporter of science-based tobacco research for many years. We believe that by understanding the science behind tobacco use and its associated risks, we can reduce the public health burden of tobacco in the United States. Our research programs and projects include studies in many scientific fields, such as epidemiology, behavior, biology, medicine, economics, chemistry, engineering, toxicology, pharmacology, addiction, public health, communications, marketing, and statistics. We are committed to funding research that will help us further our knowledge about the science of tobacco and its effects on human health.

THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY IN CRISIS MODELE

The tobacco industry is in crisis. In the United States, smoking rates have declined to an all-time low, and tobacco companies are struggling to find new customers. They’re turning to science for help.

In recent years, the tobacco industry has poured billions of dollars into research and development, much of it focused on finding new ways to addict people to nicotine. They’re developing products that heat tobacco instead of burning it, and they’re working on “next-generation” cigarettes that deliver nicotine more efficiently to the brain.

At the same time, the industry is fighting hard against science that could threaten its profits. It has waged a relentless campaign to undermine research linking smoking to health problems, and it has worked to block government policies that would reduce tobacco use.

The FDA’s support for science-based tobacco research is a critical part of our efforts to protect public health from the harmful effects of tobacco use. We believe that by understanding the science behind tobacco use and its associated risks, we can reduce the public health burden of tobacco in the United States.

ENGINEERING SCIENCESE

The FDA’s science-based tobacco research programs include studies in many scientific fields, such as epidemiology, behavior, biology, medicine, economics, chemistry, engineering, toxicology, pharmacology, addiction, public health, communications, marketing, and statistics. Our engineers are working on a variety of projects to improve our understanding of tobacco products and their effects on human health.

For example, we’re developing new methods for testing the safety of electronic cigarettes and other tobacco products. We’re also working on ways to make it easier for people to quit smoking, including developing new medications and technologies. And we’re investigating the potential health risks of using tobacco products, such as exposure to secondhand smoke.

The FDA’s science-based tobacco research is helping us to better understand the risks of tobacco use and to develop new ways to reduce those risks. We are committed to funding research that will help us further our knowledge about the science of tobacco and its effects on human health.

Side effects of tabacco.

Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, and tobacco use is responsible for more than 480,000 deaths each year. Tobacco use also causes a number of other serious health problems, including heart disease, cancer, lung disease, and pregnancy-related complications.

Despite the well-known risks of tobacco use, more than 36 million adults in the United States still smoke cigarettes. And although smoking rates have declined in recent years, about 16 million Americans are exposed to secondhand smoke each year.

The FDA’s science-based tobacco research is helping us to better understand the risks of tobacco use and to develop new ways to reduce those risks.

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