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Ongoing Research Projects

The Foundation aims to develop the next generation of worldwide leaders and institutions that will accelerate progress toward achieving a smoke-free world by supporting:

  • Centers of Excellence for science-based research and innovation in the fields of smoking cessation and tobacco harm reduction
  • Efforts that address ethical, legal, and social issues that hamper progress aimed at helping smokers quit or switch to reduced-risk alternatives

Research projects by Centers of Excellence

  • Center of Excellence for the Acceleration of Harm Reduction (CoEHAR): The Promotion of Quality Research for Tobacco Harm-Reduction Science
  • Rose Research Center, LLC: Translational Research Center to Promote a Smoke-Free World
  • The Centre of Research Excellence: Indigenous Sovereignty & Smoking (COREISS): Proposal to Build a Global Centre for Smoking Cessation and Harm Reduction in Indigenous Peoples

Other research projects

  • Lumos Diagnostics: The Development of a Rapid Point-of-Care (POC) Assay Panel That Will Be Able to Differentiate Multi-Use of Nicotine Products
  • Behavioral Diagnostics LLC: An Integrated Epigenetic ELISA Saliva Kit for Detecting & Quantifying the Use of Tobacco and Nicotine Products
  • Analytisch-biologisches Forschungslabor (ABF) GmbH: Identification of Biomarkers of Exposure Specific to Different Nicotine Product User Groups
  • Cambridge Design Partnership Ltd: Looking to the Future: Emerging Innovations to End Smoking – Phase 2: Addressing Impediments to the Adoption of Reduced-Risk Products in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
  • Avesthagen: Assessing the Cancer Risk in Smoking Subjects by Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) Profiling of Circulating Free DNA and RNA; and Creating a Genome Database of Nonsmoking Populations (The Avestagenome Project) to Identify New Genes That Predispose Individuals to Cancer
  • Etheim Biotics LLC: Smoking Dysbiosis and Restorative Methods: Probiotic Approaches to Restore the Human Microbiome in Those Who Have Recently Quit Cigarette Smoking