Principal Investigators of all the Projects and Directors of all the Cores participate as members of the Policy Collaborative Group (Core A). This group is responsible for facilitating communication and collaboration across Projects and Cores, and assuring the most efficient distribution of resources, including pilot project funding.
Core B uses machine testing to determine physical and chemical properties of products, characterizes machine-generated smoke emissions and head-space components, and manipulates commercial products to test response or exposure to toxins in the presence or absence of the chemical or physical design feature.
Providing data management support, production of the highest-quality data, and applying state-of-the-art data analysis and statistical expertise
Core D is charged with developing the next generation of scientists, post-doctoral fellows, who are comfortable crossing over widely diverse disciplines and communicating effectively with investigators from heterogeneous backgrounds.
Defining exposures to harmful and potentially harmful constituents and assessing human use behaviors
Studying consumer acceptance and likelihood of adoption of smoked products through the measurement of psychological, physiological and neurocognitive effects
Using DNA sequencing to define tobacco and tobacco users' bacterial communities, and their role in the production of tobacco-specific N-nitrosomines
The purpose of this study is to investigate how flavor produced by the components of e-cigarette liquids contribute to a users’ perception of sweetness and what impact flavor has on users’ perception of attractiveness.