Tobacco Studies Program
Tobacco is the leading cause of preventable disease, disability, and death in the US and around the world. If tobacco use continues unabated, an estimated 1 billion people will die from tobacco-related causes in the 21st century worldwide.
Tobacco is increasingly a social justice issue in the United States, with the burden of tobacco-related illness disproportionately concentrated in low-income people, communities of color, people with mental illness and/or addiction, and the LGBT+ population. These disparities are often directly tied to tobacco industry marketing tactics.
The University of Washington (UW) Tobacco Studies Program (TSP) provides UW students, researchers, and clinicians with the knowledge and skills necessary to understand and address the national and global tobacco epidemic.