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Updated:Nov 10,2014

AHA Tobacco Regulation and Addiction Center

Meet the A-TRAC Team

The Tobacco Centers of Regulatory Science (TCORS) is a partnership to help inform tobacco product regulation and address the research priorities related to the regulatory authority of the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products. The partnership will:  
  • Rigorously evaluate the cardiovascular effects of cigarette smoke and smokeless tobacco.
  • Assess whether the biomarkers of cardiovascular injury also reflect tobacco-induced cardiovascular damage in humans, and if these biomarkers predict subclinical cardiovascular disease and major cardiovascular clinical events.
  • Use the community-based participatory research infrastructure of the Jackson Heart Study, HCHS-SOL and an Appalachian school-based cohort to examine behavior in smokers and smokeless tobacco users. It will also look at perceptions about tobacco products, FDA regulation and tobacco advertising. 

A-TRAC group photo from a meeting at the University of Louisville 

AHA Mission
Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.