Western NY Center for Research on Flavored Tobacco Products (CRoFT)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.