BETHESDA, MdThe National Cancer Institute (NCI) has launched
its new antismoking initiative, Research in State and Community
Tobacco Control Interventions, by awarding 12 grants totaling $13
million. The money will support the first year of 4-year research
projects on local, state, and multistate tobacco prevention and
The first awards in the NCI program went to researchers at the
University of Alabama at Birmingham; AMC Cancer Research Center,
Denver; University of Illinois at Chicago; Battelle Centers for
Public Health Research and Evaluation, Baltimore; and University of
Massachusetts campuses at Amherst and Boston.
Grants also went to the University of Massachusetts Medical School;
University of Minnesota School of Public Health; Roswell Park Cancer
Institute; Oregon Research Institute, Eugene; Kaiser Permanente
Center for Health Research, Portland, Oregon; and University of Texas
Health Science Center at Houston.