Western New York-based Center for Research on Flavored Tobacco Products (CRoFT) goals include the development of a scientific framework for evaluating the potential effects of flavors on tobacco product users in the specific domains of Toxicity, Health Effects, Behavior, and Communication.
Our research teams combine recognized tobacco regulatory science, biobehavioral, and communications research expertise with top-notch inhalation toxicology and exposure science expertise, drawing on available resources such as Clinical and Translational Science Institutes (CTSI), regulatory science programs, leading education and training curricula, and extensive mentoring opportunities. This is drawn together by a common interest in the impact of flavors in tobacco on health of individuals and the population as a whole.
Roswell Park and URMC To Create $19 Million Research Program Focused on Flavored Tobacco
Prestigious federal grant funds effort to understand fast-growing but underexplored trend in tobacco use
Internationally recognized tobacco experts, Richard O’Connor, PhD, (left) and Maciej Goniewicz, PhD, PharmD, are leading the WNY Center for Research on Flavored Tobacco Products at Roswell Park
BUFFALO, N.Y. — The expertise of two regional research teams has earned a federal grant of nearly $20 million to create the nation’s first program dedicated to the study of flavored tobacco. One of only nine projects to earn funding through the federal Tobacco Centers of Regulatory Science (TCORS) program, the WNY Center for Research on Flavored Tobacco Products, or CRoFT, will unite teams from Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and the University of Rochester Medical Center in an effort to better document and understand one of the fastest-growing trends in tobacco use.