Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS): new evidence from the State and Community Tobacco Control Research Initiative
This supplement to Tobacco Control is the product of the State and Community Tobacco Control Research Initiative (SCTC), which consists of seven research projects and a coordinating centre funded through cooperative agreements with the National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute (NCI). Research conducted by Initiative members addresses important, understudied aspects of state and community tobacco control policy and media interventions in four areas: secondhand smoke policies; tobacco tax and pricing policies; community and individual behaviour related to tobacco advertising, and mass media actions to counter tobacco advertising; and tobacco industry practices. The Initiative has five interdependent components:
Multiyear Research Projects, each with several specific aims centred on Initiative-relevant topics.
Short-term Collaborative Developmental Projects, formed as collaborations among research projects and tobacco control partners to address emerging state and community research needs, and provide opportunities for novel pilot research.
Working Groups, enabling collaboration among SCTC investigators and relevant partner individuals and organisations to address high-priority gaps in research and practice.
The NCI, which, in addition to funding the Initiative, contributes to the scientific direction, and evaluates …