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Tobacco Control Project Lead
Nancy Brodsky

Institute of Medicine Review:

CASoS Engineering's SnapDragon model (an agent-based, opinion-driven behavioral dynamics model of tobacco use) is part of an ongoing review by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies Committee on the Assessment of Agent-Based Models to Inform Tobacco Product Regulation to assess the applicability of models of tobacco use and public health as a guide to inform regulators and improve the effect of tobacco regulation policies on public health. The results of the review will be published by the National Academy Press. 

Related Publications

CDC image of youth with legend "Smoking harms health from the very first puff"

Preventing Tobacco Use Among Youth and Young Adults: A Report of the Surgeon General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health, 2012.

CDC's State Tobacco Activities Tracking and Evaluation (STATE) System Logo

The CDC's State Tobacco Activities Tracking and Evaluation (STATE) System is an interactive application that houses and displays current and historical state-level data on tobacco use prevention and control.

Application: Tobacco Control Policy


Contour plot showing the effects of increasing cessation threshold on smoking prevalence within networks due to ads and educationTobacco products are responsible for more than 440,000 deaths each year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that approximately 46 million U.S. adults smoke cigarettes in the United States, even though this behavior will result in death or disability for half of all regular users. Paralleling this enormous health burden is the economic burden of tobacco use, which is estimated to total $193 billion annually in medical expenditures and lost productivity due to premature death. Curbing the significant adverse consequences of tobacco use is one of the most important public health goals of our time.

The tobacco products system is a composed of highly connected and interdependent subsystems, comprising industry, consumers, government, health care, and both public and government interest groups. These subsystems are connected by complex technical, social and economic ties. The system as a whole exhibits properties associated with complex adaptive system behavior. Learn more...

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