What Is This Website About?

This website is a place for smokers and their loved ones to learn about the cutting edge tobacco control research being done at the Schroeder Institute® for Tobacco Research and Policy Studies at Truth Initiative. This site features studies that are currently enrolling new participants, as well as completed studies and those that have finished recruitment.

Some studies are focused on developing new and more effective ways to help smokers to quit; others are designed to build understanding about tobacco dependence, the challenges that smokers and their loved ones face, and about new products, such as e-cigarettes.

Who We Are

This website is maintained by the Schroeder Institute for Tobacco Research and Policy Studies at the Truth Initiative.

Truth Initiative

Truth Initiative is a national public health organization that is inspiring tobacco-free lives and building a culture where all youth and young adults reject tobacco. The truth about tobacco and the tobacco industry are at the heart of our proven-effective and nationally recognized truth® public education campaign, our rigorous and scientific research and policy studies, and our innovative community and youth engagement programs supporting populations at high risk of using tobacco. The Washington D.C.-based organization, formerly known as Legacy, was established and funded through the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement between attorneys general from 46 states, five U.S. territories and the tobacco industry. To learn more about our work speaking, seeking and spreading the truth about tobacco, visit truthinitiative.org.

 Truth Initiative is the largest non-profit organization in the U.S. devoted to tobacco control. Our experience with game-changing public health initiatives includes:

  • Our award-winning truth® youth smoking prevention campaign
  • BecomeAnEX.org, a free smoking cessation website developed in partnership with the Mayo Clinic's Nicotine Dependence Center

The Schroeder Institute for Tobacco Research and Policy Studies

The Schroeder Institute was started in 2008 to extend Truth Initiative’s mission through tobacco control research and policy studies. We follow a "high risk, high reward" research model of team science. We conduct research focused on reducing smoking in the U.S.

To find studies that are currently looking for new participants, click on "Join a Study."