Research on tobacco control is growing and evolving. Keep up to date and find the latest in research methodology, tools, funding, and networks within the tobacco control field.
AAP Richmond Center investigators are currently working on validating many of these survey items against a variety of biomarkers of SHS exposure in children including urine cotinine, NNAL, and others. These results will be posted as they become available.
When referring to these items, please use the following citation: Surveys, Questionnaires, and Assessment Tools. American Academy of Pediatrics Julius B Richmond Center of Excellence Web site. http://www.aap.org/richmondcenter/Researchers.html. Accessed DATE.
Those measures are presented here, to assist other tobacco control researchers in their work. Sources of each measure are listed on each categorical page, or can be viewed all together.
View the measures by category:
- Assessing secondhand smoke exposure with reported measures- Tobacco Control, published online September 4, 2012; Erika Avila-Tang, et al. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2011-050296
- Assessing secondhand smoke using biological markers- Tobacco Control, published online September 2, 2012; Erika Avila-Tang, et al. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2011-050298
- Impact of Environmental Tobacco Smoke on Children With Asthma, United States, 2003–2010- Academic Pediatrics, 2013, 1–9; Lara J. Akinbami, et al.
- Racial Differences in Hair Nicotine Concentrations Among Smokers- Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 14(8), 933–941; Benjamin J. Apelberg, et al.
- Steroid responsiveness and wheezing phenotypes- Paediatric Respiratory Reviews, 12(3), 170–176; Francine M. Ducharme, Maja Krajinovic. doi:10.1016/j.prrv.2011.02.007
- Thirdhand smoke causes DNA damage in human cells- Mutagenesis, 28(4), 381–391; Bo Hang, et al.
The Social Climate Survey of Tobacco Control was developed through the AAP Richmond Center's Data and Datasets project as a methodology to objectively measure the fundamental position of tobacco control in society and thereby provide a data collection system to monitor program impacts. The survey covers items such as policy changes, changes in social norms, reduction of exposure to environmental tobacco smoke, and a rejection of pro-tobacco influences.
Other research tools include:
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Smoking and Health Resource Library
The CDC, through its Office on Smoking and Health, maintains a comprehensive database of materials related to tobacco, including reports, dissertations, books, journal articles, and policy documents.
- Cochrane Reviews by topic "Tobacco Addiction"
The Cochrane Library explores the evidence for and against the effectiveness and appropriateness of treatments (medications, surgery, education, etc) in specific circumstances.
- Legacy Tobacco Documents Library
Maintained by the University of California at San Francisco, The Legacy Tobacco Documents Library contains more than 11 million documents created by major tobacco companies related to their advertising, manufacturing, marketing, sales, and scientific research activities.
- Tobacco Charts
These charts provide illustration of the changes states have experienced after raising their state cigarette taxes or passing statewide smoke-free laws.
- Tobacco Research Network on Disparities
The Tobacco Research Network on Disparities (TReND) is a network created by the National Cancer Institute and the American Legacy Foundation in recognition of the need to progress scientific evidence toward reducing tobacco-related health disparities.
- Tobacco Biomarkers Core: UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
This lab, at the University of California San Francisco, provides services to measure tobacco exposure biomarkers and selected carcinogen biomarkers in biological samples.
- Ambulatory Pediatrics Association Pediatric Tobacco Issues Special Interest Group (The Cig SIG)
The Cig SIG's mission is to bring members and friends of the Ambulatory Pediatrics Association together for networking, discussion of research and funding opportunities, education, health care delivery, public policy, and advocacy related to pediatric tobacco control.
- Addressing Tobacco in Healthcare (ATHC)
The ATHC, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, connects researchers, health care, providers, and other partners interested in developing changes to health care systems that will improve the delivery of evidence-based tobacco dependence treatment.
- Bloomberg Foundation
A global program to reduce tobacco use in low- and middle-income countries was launched in 2006 with funds from Bloomberg Philanthropies. A competitive grant program supports projects to develop and deliver high-impact tobacco control interventions.
- Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education
The Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education acts as a focal point for tobacco research, education, cessation, and training at the University of California. Work done at the Center extends from basic studies of nicotine pharmacology through the health effects of smoking and secondhand smoke to action-oriented policy interventions.
- Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute (FAMRI)
FAMRI's mission is to sponsor scientific and medical research for the early detection, prevention, treatment, and cure of diseases and medical conditions caused from exposure to tobacco smoke.
- Funding Opportunities through the AAP Richmond Center
The AAP Richmond Center offers four types of funding opportunities for researchers seeking funding for work related to protecting children from tobacco and secondhand smoke exposure.
- Global Tobacco Research Network
The Global Tobacco Research Network's mission is to enhance research by promoting collaboration and partnerships, providing information, facilitating training, and sharing research tools with the goal of reducing the burden of disease and death caused by tobacco.
- Institute for Global Tobacco Control
Established in 1998 in the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Institute for Global Tobacco Control works to prevent death and disease from tobacco use through research, education, and policy development.
- The International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project (ITC Project)
The ITC Project is an international collaboration of tobacco control researchers whose mission is to evaluate the psychosocial and behavioral effects of national-level tobacco control policies.
- National Cancer Institute (NCI) Tobacco Control Research Branch
The NCI's Tobacco Control Research Branch offers information about funding through its various programs, and general information for researchers, including research networks.
- Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT)
This Web site provides information on the latest research, abstracts, publications and events related to nicotine and tobacco.
- Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)
The UICC is the leading international non-governmental organization dedicated exclusively to the global control of cancer.
- University of Michigan Tobacco Research Network (UMTRN)
UMTRN is a network of University of Michigan scholars who share a commitment to tobacco and nicotine research. The University of Michigan is privileged to be home to one of the largest and strongest contingents of tobacco and nicotine researchers in the world.
- University of Wisconsin Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention
The CTRI at the University of Wisconsin is nationally recognized for its tobacco research, and is also a leader in translating tobacco research results into cutting-edge tobacco treatment.