RWJF Anti-Tobacco Grants

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's current tobacco-specific grants, as of Jan. 6, 2010: American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation got a $1 million, single-year grant to promote smoking bans; the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids got $1.7 million for nine months for propagandizing and lobbying, and $1.5 million over sixteen months for other anti-smoking projects. Continuing anti-tobacco grants: $9.9 million over eight years to to RWJF's Smoking Cessation Leadership Center at UCSF. Other big grants: $2.6 million over 29 months to the Institute of Medicine Committee on Public Health; $4.9 million over two years to the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health; $7.2 million over 41 months to the Pew Charitable Trusts. Other continuing grants include $7.7 million over three years to the Trust for America's Health, which was a major lobbyist for so-called healthcare reform; $2 million over three years to the Partnership for Prevention; $7.7 million over four years to the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research; $16 million over four years to the University of Illinois at Chicago Health Research and Policy Centers

Active Grants - Public Health / The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Tobacco-specific grants, as of Jan. 6, 2010

Ensuring that the law giving the FDA regulatory authority over tobacco products is effectively implemented. $250,000, Dec 2009-Dec 2010, Grant # 67161; to Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, Matthew L. Myers, Project Director

Studying the impact of pre-emptive public health legislation on grassroots movement-building. $399,953, Oct. 15, 2009-Oct. 14, 2011; Grant # 66857; to Public Health Law Center [tobaccolawcenter.org], St. Paul MN, Maggie Mahoney and Mark Pertschuk, Project Directors

Assessing and reporting on the financial capacity of tobacco quitlines to meet the growing policy-driven demand for effective quit-smoking treatments. $49,985, Aug. 15, 2009-Feb. 14, 2010, Grant # 66689; to North American Quitline Consortium, Phoenix, AZ, Linda A. Bailey, Project Director

Improving the potential of U.S. quitlines to capitalize on tobacco-control policy success. $99,797, Jul 1, 2009-Jun 30, 2010, Grant # 66286; to North American Quitline Consortium, Linda A. Bailey, Project Director

Providing rapid response funding to enable communities and groups to support, protect or implement smoke-free policies. $1,000,000, Jul 1, 2009-Jun 30, 2010, Grant # 66191; to American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, Bronson Frick and Cynthia D. Hallett, Project Directors

Conducting public education on tobacco control and advocacy training for state public health leaders. $1,700,000, May 1, 2009-Feb 28, 2010, Grant # 66105; to Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, Daniel E. McGoldrick, Vince Willmore, Project Directors

Promoting the Public Health Service's proven tobacco-cessation treatments through innovative tools and messages for smokers. $30,000, Apr 1, 2009-Mar 31, 2010, Grant # 65887; to Academy for Educational Development Inc., Todd M. Phillips, Project Director

Evaluation of RWJF's Tobacco Policy Change program. $605,892, Mar 1, 2009-Feb 28, 2011, Grant # 65763; Research Foundation of the City University of New York, Andrea A. Anderson-Hamilton and Mary Clare Lennon, Project Directors

Retrospective summative assessment of RWJF's work in tobacco control policies. $399,919, Jan 1, 2009-Jun 30, 2010, Grant # 65202; to Center for Public Program Evaluation, Inc., George F. Grob, Project Director

Examining the relationship between the cost of cigarettes and an individual's probability of quitting smoking. $84,709, Jan 1, 2009-Jul 31, 2010, Grant # 65626; to University of Georgia Research Foundation Inc., James MacKillop, Project Director

Examining the role of televised tobacco-control and pharmaceutical product advertising on young smokers' demand for and use of treatments. $100,000, Jan 1, 2009-Jun 30, 2010, Grant # 65627; to Public Health Institute, Dianne C. Barker, Project Director

Providing assistance to state tobacco prevention and public health policy projects. $1,500,000, Nov 1, 2008-Mar 31, 2010, Grant # 64346; Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, Peter Fisher, Project Director

Study of how the 2008 cigarette tax-increase in New York state impacts cigarette-tax avoidance in New York City. $20,154, Sep 1, 2008-Jun 30, 2010, Grant # 64686; to City University of New York, Hunter College, Howard A. Chernick and David F. Merriman, Project Directors

Investigating the impact of weight-based moist snuff taxation and improving state-based tobacco control policy. $99,713, Aug 1, 2008-Jul 31, 2010, Grant # 64750; to Foundation of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Cristine D. Delnevo, Project Director

Examining the impact of state tobacco control spending on adolescent and adult smoking cessation decisions. $99,478, Aug 1, 2008-Jul 31, 2010, Grant # 64746; to University of Illinois at Chicago, John A. Tauras, Project Director

Assessing the relationship between smoke-free policies and smoking and alcohol consumption. $100,000, Aug 1, 2008-Jan 31, 2010, Grant # 64749; to Health Research Inc., Roswell Park Cancer Institute Division, Andrew Hyland, Project Director

Understanding physician behavior toward patients seeking help with smoking cessation. $70,625, Aug 1, 2008-May 31, 2010, Grant # 64744; to Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - New Brunswick, Ayse Akincigil, Project Director

Individual- and policy-level influences on the use of various cessation strategies and abstinence from cigarettes among adult smokers. $96,986, Oct 1, 2007-Jan 31, 2010, Grant # 63263; to Research Foundation of State University of New York, Gary A. Giovino, Project Director

Analyzing the corrective statement ordered in the federal government's lawsuit against the cigarette industry. $98,523, Sep 1, 2007-Aug 31, 2010, Grant # 63113; to Health Research Inc., Roswell Park Cancer Institute Division, K. Michael Cummings, Project Director

Legal support for public health plaintiff intervenors in the appeal of the Department of Justice tobacco suit. $300,000, Feb 1, 2007-Mar 31, 2010, Grant # 60001; to Tobacco-Free Kids Action Fund, Matthew L. Myers, Project Director [William V. Corr, former Project Director]

Support for a public/private partnership to help American adults stop smoking. $720,000, Jan 1, 2007-Dec 31, 2010, Grant # 60024; to American Legacy Foundation, Amber Thornton-Bullock, Project Director

Technical assistance and direction for RWJF's Smoking Cessation Leadership Center [formerly Activities of the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center]. $9,871,538, Feb 1, 2003-Jan 31, 2011, Grant # 047139; to University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, Steven Alfred Schroeder, Project Director [Schroeder is a former president of RWJF].

General grants which likely include anti-smoker activities, as of Jan. 6, 2010

Developing a framework for understanding state health policy options and how these choices impact public health. $149,943, Dec. 1, 2009-May 31, 2011; Grant # 67150; to New York University, James Macinko, Ph.D., Project Director

Identifying ways in which individuals make decisions that affect their health and how public health law can support healthier actions. $149,059, Dec. 1, 2009-May 31, 2011; Grant# 67148; to University of San Diego School of Law, Orly Lobel and On Amir, Project Directors

Developing a framework and guidance for health impact assessment. $450,000, Oct. 15, 2009-Apr. 14, 2011; Grant # 66737; to National Academy of Sciences, Ellen K. Mantus, Project Director

Strengthening the nation's public health institutes to advance accreditation, policy advocacy and evidence about what works. $700,000, Aug. 15, 2009-Aug. 14, 2011; Grant # 66326; to National Network of Public Health Institutes, Sarah M. Gillen, Project Director

Establishing a national coordinating center to advance the use of health impact assessments. $7,247,562, Aug 1, 2009-Jan 31, 2014, Grant # 66479; to Pew Charitable Trusts, Aaron Wernham, Project Director

Technical assistance and direction for RWJF's Public Health Law Research program. $1,162,482, Jun 1, 2009-May 31, 2010, Grant # 65795; to Temple University, Scott C. Burris, Project Director

Establishing the Institute of Medicine Committee on Public Health and producing a series of reports. $2,595,007, Jun 1, 2009-Nov 30, 2011, Grant # 65863; to National Academy of Sciences-Institute of Medicine, Rose Marie Martinez, Alina Baciu, Project Directors

Examining strategies to generate new revenues on more efficient and effective practices to improve public health. $308,968, Feb 1, 2009-Dec 31, 2010, Grant # 65722; to University of Michigan School of Public Health, Peter D. Jacobson, Project Director

Support for Mobilizing Action Toward Community Health (MATCH). $4,934,201, Jan 1, 2009-Dec 31, 2011, Grant # 65017; to the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, David A. Kindig and Patrick L. Remington, Project Directors

Bridging the Gap: Research Informing Practice and Policy for Healthy Youth Behavior. $15,959,747, Dec 1, 2008-Nov 30, 2012, Grant # 64702; to University of Illinois at Chicago Health Research and Policy Centers, Leah Rimkus and Frank Joseph Chaloupka, Project Directors

Bridging the Gap: Research Informing Practice and Policy for Healthy Youth Behavior, $7,676,077, Nov 15, 2008-Nov 14, 2012, ID# 64703, to the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research, Patrick M. O'Malley Ph.D, and Lloyd D. Johnston Ph.D., Project Directors.

Comparing the value of community preventive services. $1,967,838, Sep 1, 2008-Aug 31, 2011, Grant # 63940; to Partnership for Prevention, Jennifer Jenson, Project Director

Evaluating the effect of regulatory strategies to reduce illegal Internet cigarette, alcohol and opiate sales. $399,975, Aug 1, 2008 to Jul 31, 2011, ID# 64747; to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health, Kurt M. Ribisl Ph.D., Project Director.

Further developing the UCLA Health Forecasting Tool to support effective public health practice, community interventions and policy decisions. $446,749, Feb 1, 2008 to Jul 31, 2010, Grant # 63473; to the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Public Health, Gerald F. Kominski Ph.D., and Jonathan E. Fielding M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A. [a known anti-smoker], Project Directors.

Building sustainable advocacy capacity for improving the nation's health Aug 1, 2007 - Jul 31, 2010 ID# 61977 $7,669,235 to Jeffrey W. Levi Ph.D., Trust for America's Health.



RWJF Past Grants

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funding of the anti-smoking movement, as of Dec. 9, 2008 (some of which are current), selected from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Public Health Active Grants List, and past grants. The University of Michigan received four grants totalling $19,043,337 for "Bridging the Gap: Research Informing Practice and Policy for Healthy Youth Behavior." The University of Illinois at Chicago has had seven grants for a total of $12,745,054; The Trust for America's Health, a vehicle of the politically-connected health establishment, has received two grants totalling $11,508,190 for the self-serving purpose of "Building sustainable advocacy capacity for improving the nation's health." The University of California - San Francisco $10,333,821 (consisting of $9,871,538 to Steven A. Schroeder, who is a former president of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and $449,000 to Stanton Glantz); American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, seven totalling $8,770,005; the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids has had eight grants totalling $8,143,464; the University of Kentucky Research Foundation four totalling $5,395,791. RWJF gave $5,332,662 to the College Entrance Examination Board, to recruit more charlatans. The Partnership for Prevention two grants, $2,692,332; the University of California - Los Angeles $2,346,748; and the Tobacco Law Center in Minnesota had two grants totalling $1,156,255.

Tobacco-specific grants, as of Dec. 9, 2008

National Conference on Tobacco or Health 2009. $100,000, Nov 1, 2008 to Oct 31, 2009, ID# 65208; to Danya International, Inc., Phillip M. Wilbur and Kari M. Appler, Project Director.

Developing products to translate and disseminate the findings of the National Youth Smoking Cessation Survey into practice and policy. $100,000, Oct 1, 2008 to Dec 31, 2009, ID# 65132; to the Public Health Institute, Dianne C. Barker M.H.S., Project Director.

Public education and public health training activities in support of RWJF's Public Health interest area. $1,100,000, Sep 15, 2008 to Mar 14, 2009, ID# 65199; to the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, Vince Willmore and Daniel E. McGoldrick, Project Directors.

Core support and infrastructure development for the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. $1,000,000, Sep 1, 2008 to Dec 31, 2008, ID# 60551; to American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, Cynthia D. Hallett M.P.H., Project Director.

Evaluating legal and economic vulnerabilities of the Master Settlement Agreement. $99,452, Aug 1, 2008 to Jul 31, 2009, ID# 64748; to Duke University, Frank A. Sloan Ph.D., Project Director.

Econometric study of the role advertisements and employer-sponsored programs play in increasing consumer demand for smoking cessation treatment. $99,999, Aug 1, 2008 to Jul 31, 2009, ID# 64751; to Cornell University, Donald S. Kenkel Ph.D., Project Director.

Studying the disenfranchisement of poor and minority smokers by the American Psychiatric Association's policy on nicotine dependence. $76,807, Aug 1, 2008 to Jul 31, 2009, ID# 64745; to the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Joseph R. DiFranza M.D., Project Director.

Advancing statewide smoke-free policies and implementing an anti-obesity project in Alabama. $151,913, Jul 1, 2008 to Dec 31, 2009, ID# 64498; to the DuBois Institute for Entrepreneurship, Inc., Michael B. Jackson, Project Director.

Advancing comprehensive tobacco-free and tribal wellness policies on the Navajo Nation. $149,990, Jul 1, 2008 to Dec 31, 2009, ID# 64495; to the Black Hills Center for American Indian Health, Patricia Nez Henderson M.D., M.P.H., Project Director.

Advancing local smoke-free laws in South Carolina by emphasizing the importance of local control and exposing the threat of preemption. $300,000, Jul 1, 2008 to Dec 31, 2009, ID# 64505; to the South Carolina African American Tobacco Control Network, Dan Carrigan, Project Director.

Promoting smoke-free indoor air and clean outdoor air through the promotion of public transit. $149,453, Jul 1, 2008 to Dec 31, 2009, ID# 64494; to the Georgia Public Interest Research Group Education Fund, Sandra Glaze, Project Director.

Supporting efforts to limit the number of tobacco retailers in the rebuilding efforts in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans. $175,000, Jul 1, 2008 to Dec 31, 2009, ID# 64497; to Le Penseur Youth and Family Services, Patrick Keen, Project Director.

Addressing clean indoor air regulations and government change promoting local environments favoring physical activity in five West Virginia counties. $296,541, Jul 1, 2008 to Dec 31, 2009, ID# 64492; to the Wellness Council of West Virginia, Patty M. Deutsch M.S.W., M.A., and Sharon M. Covert, Project Directors.

Advancing the statewide clean indoor air act and educating Houston residents about health issues resulting from obesity $150,000, Jul 1, 2008 to Dec 31, 2009, ID# 64502; to Families Under Urban and Social Attack Inc., Helen R. Stagg M.S.W., Project Director.

Building support for policy changes to make all workplaces smoke-free by 2010 and to halt and reverse the growing obesity epidemic in North Carolina. $150,014, Jul 1, 2008 to Dec 31, 2009, ID# 64501; North Carolina Pediatric Society Foundation, Pamela Seamans M.P.P., Project Director.

Advancing comprehensive clean indoor air and radon policies in Northern Kentucky. $225,000, Jul 1, 2008 to Dec 31, 2009, ID# 64496; to the University of Kentucky Research Foundation, Ellen J. Hahn D.N.S., R.N., Project Director.

Educating key audiences about FDA regulation of tobacco products. $350,000, Jul 1, 2008 to Feb 28, 2009, ID# 64348; to the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, William V. Corr Project Director. [Corr is a member of Barack Obama's Transition Team, and received a previous grant of $743,464 for this same purpose.]

Advancing smoke-free policy efforts in 20 Indiana communities and furthering state policies to fully fund the Healthy Indiana Plan. $155,145, Jul 1, 2008 to Dec 31, 2009, ID# 64503; to the Indiana Rural Health Association, James E. Miller, Project Director.

Using campus-community alliances to reduce both tobacco use and intimate partner violence. $150,173, (awarded on Jun 11, 2008, starting Jul 1, 2008 ending Dec 31, 2009) ID# 64491; to the University of Missouri-Columbia Medical School Foundation, Inc., Kevin D. Everett Ph.D., Project Director.

Providing rapid response funding to enable communities and groups to support, protect or implement smoke-free policies. $1,121,827, (awarded on May 27, 2008, starting Jun 15, 2008 ending Jun 14, 2009, ID# 64477; to American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, Cynthia D. Hallett M.P.H., Project Director.

Collecting and aggregating data from the 2008 American Indian Adult Tobacco Survey. $110,925, Jun 1, 2008 to Nov 30, 2009, ID# 64092; to the Aberdeen Area Tribal Chairmen's Health Board, Favian E. Kennedy M.S.W., Project Director.

Development of a business plan. $450,000, May 15, 2008 to May 14, 2009, ID# 64035; to the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, William V. Corr, Project Director.

Identifying targets to improve smoking cessation advice rates in the inpatient setting. $99,981, May 1, 2008 to Apr 30, 2009, ID# 64158; to General Hospital Corporation, Douglas E. Levy Ph.D., Project Director.

Informing public policy on cigarette taxation via cigarette demand curve analysis. $98,175, Mar 1, 2008 to Feb 28, 2010, ID# 63887; to Brown University Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, James MacKillop Ph.D., Project Director.

Promoting smoke-free indoor air and clean outdoor air through the promotion of public transit. $49,670, Jan 1, 2008 to Dec 31, 2008) ID# 63587; to the Georgia Public Interest Research Group Education Fund, Matthew Davis and Sandra Glaze, Project Directors.

Updating, testing and disseminating the 2008 tobacco treatment guideline. $100,000, Jan 1, 2008 to Dec 31, 2009, ID# 63443; to the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Michael C. Fiore M.D., M.P.H., and Bruce A. Christiansen Ph.D., Project Directors.

Book on the U.S. Department of Justice's RICO case against the tobacco industry. $50,000, Dec 1, 2007 to Dec 31, 2008, ID# 63283; to the University of California, San Francisco, Stanton Arnold Glantz Ph.D., Project Director.

Disseminating novel approaches to understanding the consumer perspective on tobacco cessation. $100,000, Nov 1, 2007 to Oct 31, 2009, ID# 63362; to the Academy for Educational Development Inc., Todd M. Phillips M.S., Project Director.

Evaluating an innovative communications campaign designed to increase consumer demand for tobacco dependence treatment by Medicaid recipients. $99,316, Oct 1, 2007 to Dec 31, 2008, ID# 63261; to the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Michael C. Fiore M.D., M.P.H., Project Director.

Providing assistance to state tobacco prevention and public health policy projects. $1,500,000, Aug 1, 2007 to Jun 30, 2009, ID# 62020; to the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, Peter Fisher, Project Director.

Effects of advertisement elements for a potential reduced tobacco exposure product on smokers' beliefs about its use and harmfulness. $100,000, Aug 1, 2007 to Jul 31, 2009, ID# 62622; to the University of Pennsylvania, Andrew A. Strasser Ph.D., Project Director.

Legal and political obstacles to smoke-free regulations in metropolitan regions. $99,807, Jul 1, 2007 to Mar 30, 2009, ID# 61373; to the Tobacco Law Center, St. Paul, MN, Kerry Cork J.D., Project Director.

Why youth don't quit: Finding answers to design effective smoking cessation programs. $176,780, Jul 1, 2007 to Dec 31, 2008, ID# 62174; to the Research Foundation of State University of New York, Gary A. Giovino M.S., Ph.D., Project Director.

Helping Young Smokers Quit: Identifying Best Practices for Tobacco Cessation. $1,240,783, Jun 1, 2007 to Jul 31, 2009, ID# 61337; to the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, [Susan J. Curry Ph.D., former Project Director], Robin J. Mermelstein Ph.D., Project Director.

Legal technical assistance to the tobacco control community. $1,056,448, May 1, 2007 to Apr 30, 2009, ID# 61100; to the Tobacco Law Center, St. Paul, MN, D. Douglas Blanke J.D., Project Director.

Technical assistance and direction for Smoke-Free Families: Innovations to Stop Smoking During and Beyond Pregnancy. $222,000, Mar 15, 2007 to Dec 31, 2008, ID# 56339; to the Philadelphia Health and Education Corporation d/b/a Drexel College of Medicine, Robert L. Goldenberg M.D., Project Director.

Analyzing data from RWJF-supported studies for the Research Network on the Etiology of Tobacco Dependence. $513,463, Jan 1, 2007 to Dec 31, 2009, ID# 58538; to the University of Kentucky Research Foundation, Richard R. Clayton Ph.D., Project Director.

Improving the potential of U.S. quitlines to capitalize on tobacco policy control success. $399,925, Dec 15, 2006 to Jan 31, 2009, ID# 58531; to the North American Quitline Consortium, Linda A. Bailey J.D., M.H.S., Project Director.

Review of barriers to consumer demand for and use of smoking cessation medications and dissemination of the findings for policy implications. $29,833, Dec 1, 2006 to Mar 31, 2009, ID# 59930; to the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, Madison, WI [probably a front for Michael Fiore], Jonathan Foulds Ph.D., Project Director.

Core support and infrastructure development for the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. $3,000,000, Dec 1, 2006 to Dec 31, 2008, ID# 58339; to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, Cynthia D. Hallett M.P.H., Project Director.

Online database on state tobacco control policy, analysis of the data, trend tracking, communications, and technical assistance. $150,000, Jan 1, 2006 to Dec 31, 2008, ID# 55427; to the American Lung Association, Janice E. Nolan, Project Director.

Measuring the public health impact of increased access to potential reduced exposure products for smokers. $61,119, Oct 1, 2005 to Sep 30, 2009, ID# 53902; to the University of Florida Institute for Child Health Policy, Joseph V. Terza Ph.D., Project Director.

Study of issues management strategies by U.S. tobacco companies before and after the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement. $279,047, Jan 1, 2004 to Dec 31, 2008, ID# 49486; to Temple University School of Communications and Theater, Priscilla J. Murphy Ph.D., Project Director.

Bridging the Gap: Research Informing Practice and Policy for Healthy Youth Behavior. $6,665,636, Mar 1, 2003 to Jan 31, 2009, ID# 48179; to the University of Illinois at Chicago Health Research and Policy Centers, Frank J. Chaloupka Ph.D., Project Director.

General grants which likely include anti-smoker activities, as of Dec. 9, 2008

Using summary measures of health outcomes to guide multisectoral planning to improve community health: Phase 1, $181,141, Sep 1, 2008 to Feb 28, 2009, ID# 65020, to the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Patrick L. Remington M.D., M.P.H. and David A. Kindig M.D., Ph.D., Project Directors.

Training newly appointed public health officials in applying knowledge and specific skills to their leadership roles. $1,291,507, Jun 1, 2008 to Nov 30, 2009, ID# 63781; to the National Association of County and City Health Officials, Robert M. Pestronk M.P.H., Project Director.

Using a health impact assessment as an advocacy tool to make Billings, Mont., a community that is healthy by design. $199,957, Dec 1, 2007 to Nov 30, 2009, ID# 63364; to the Yellowstone City-County Health Department, Hillary S. Harris, Project Director.

Identifying effective catalysts for action toward community health improvement in underserved communities in Wisconsin. $199,995, Dec 1, 2007 to Nov 30, 2009, ID# 63369; to the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Bridget C. Booske Ph.D., M.H.S.A., and Patrick L. Remington M.D., M.P.H., Project Directors.

Research to improve the understanding of legal threats that challenge public health law interventions. $199,723, Dec 1, 2007 to Apr 30, 2009, ID# 63361; Public Health Advocacy Institute Inc., Christopher N. Banthin J.D., and Richard A. Daynard J.D., Ph.D., Project Directors.

Building a consensus agenda on the use of law to protect and improve public health. $258,122, Feb 15, 2007 to Dec 31, 2008, ID# 59022; to the Public Health Law Association, Dan O'Brien J.D., Project Director.

Grants with probable ulterior motives

Studying state policy approaches to foster uptake of the human papillomavirus vaccine. $283,550, Dec 1, 2007 ending Nov 30, 2009, ID# 63384; to the Harvard University School of Public Health, Michelle M. Mello J.D., Ph.D., M.Phil., Project Director. The Harvard School of Public Health has been a cesspool of the scientific fraud of deliberately using defective studies that ignore the role of infection, in order to falsely blame smoking and lifestyle. These are the kind of characters who would want to thwart the effort.

Young Epidemiology Scholars (YES) Program: A National Effort to Attract the Attention of Young Scholars to the Health of the Public. $5,332,662, Jun 1, 2007 to May 31, 2010, ID# 047845; to the College Entrance Examination Board, Diane Tsukamaki M.S., Project Director. [A program for recruiting true believers in Politically Correct charlatanism Jonathan M. Samet, the politically-connected charlatan who has ring-led every so-called "independent" anti-smoking report for the last two decades, is of course one of the judges since 2004].

Increasing the use of the Young Epidemiology Scholars' teaching units. $322,306, Oct 1, 2006 to Sep 30, 2009, ID# 58878; to Montclair State University Foundation, Mark Alan Kaelin Ed.D., Project Director. "a set of curricular units to teach epidemiology in high school was designed and made available online" [to teach that scientifically fraudulent lifestyle questionnaire studies are legitimate science.]

Tobacco-specific grants, as of July 28, 2007

Public education and public health training activities in support of RWJF's Public Health interest area Jul 2007 - Jun 2008 ID# 62547 $2,200,000 to Vince Willmore, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids

Study on smoke-free campus policies in U.S. hospitals Jun 2007 - May 2008 ID# 61567 $98,143 to Scott Williams Psy.D., Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations

Educating key audiences about FDA regulation of tobacco products May 2007 - May 2008 ID# 60382 $743,464 to William V. Corr, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. (accessed July 28, 2007.)

Providing rapid response funding to enable communities and groups to support, protect or implement smoke-free policies May 2007 - Jun 2008 ID# 61524 $1,000,000 to Cynthia D. Hallett M.P.H., American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation

Tobacco-free policy adoption for local school districts in order to promote policy passage across North Carolina Apr 2007 - Aug 2007 ID# 61209 $29,469 to Adam O. Goldstein M.D., M.P.H., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

Analysis of the US Department of Justice's Racketeer Influences and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) lawsuit against the tobacco industry Mar 2007 - Sep 2007 ID# 61124 $29,606 to Richard A. Daynard J.D., Ph.D., Public Health Advocacy Institute Inc., Boston MA

Pilot study for a new method of measuring cigarette tax evasion in the United States Mar 2007 - Feb 2008 ID# 61107 $99,000 to David F. Merriman Ph.D., Loyola University-Chicago

Cigarette price sensitivity of smokers with comorbid alcohol, drug or mental disorders Mar 2007 - Feb 2008 ID# 61104 $99,999 to Michael K. Ong M.D., University of California, Los Angeles, School of Medicine

Effectiveness of state and federal government agreements with major credit card and shipping companies to block Internet cigarette sales Mar 2007 - Feb 2008 ID# 61103 $99,990 to Kurt M. Ribisl Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health

Conference on disseminating novel approaches to understanding the consumer perspective on tobacco cessation Feb 2007 - Aug 2007 ID# 61072 $46,440 to Todd M. Phillips M.S., Academy for Educational Development Inc., Washington DC

Supporting tobacco control policy priorities among northwestern tribes, including clean indoor air laws and higher taxes on cigarettes Feb 2007 - Jan 2008 ID# 59324 $75,000 to Gerry Rainingbird M.S., Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board

Building a grassroots campaign to support the introduction and passage of a smoke-free ordinance in Jackson, Mississippi Dec 2006 - Dec 2007 ID# 59333 $95,000 to Jennifer Myrick B.S., American Cancer Society, Inc., Mid-South Division, Inc.

Promoting clean indoor air in the greater Cleveland area Dec 2006 - Dec 2007 ID# 59320 $150,000 to Yvonne F. Oliver, Greater Cleveland Health Education and Service Council Inc.

Implementing a grassroots education and advocacy campaign to protect nonsmokers from secondhand smoke Dec 2006 - Dec 2007 ID# 59338 $74,985 to Jorge Vanegas, Texas A&M Research Foundation

Supporting an ordinance to end smoking in bars and private clubs Dec 2006 - Dec 2007 ID# 59330 $69,855 to Wendy Hamilton, Juneau Affiliate Inc. National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence

Expanding tobacco policy control among the Nez Perce Dec 2006 - Dec 2007 ID# 59331 $66,974 to Joyce McFarland, Nez Perce Tribe, Lapwai, ID

Efforts to restrict tobacco sponsorship of rodeos Dec 2006 - Dec 2007 ID# 59344 $149,996 to Andrea Craig Dodge M.P.H., M.S.W., Public Health Institute, Oakland, CA

Developing and strengthening a clean indoor air policy for the Northern Plains Tribes Dec 2006 - Dec 2007 ID# 59339 $75,000 to Favian E. Kennedy M.S.W., Aberdeen Area Tribal Chairmen's Health Board, Aberdeen, SD

Building grassroots support for an increased tobacco tax to fund tobacco cessation programs and expand health coverage for low-income Floridians Dec 2006 - Dec 2007 ID# 59345 $75,000 to Lisa Margulis M.S.W., Human Services Coalition of Dade County, Inc.

Supporting smoke-free indoor workplace and public place ordinances in South Carolina Dec 2006 - Dec 2007 ID# 59337 $81,000 to Dianne Wilson, South Carolina African American Tobacco Control Network

Implementing and enforcing a commercial tobacco-free ordinance among a Native American tribe Dec 2006 - Dec 2007 ID# 59328 $75,000 to Nicole Toves, Fort Peck Tribes, Poplar, MT

Promoting policies to deter the tobacco industry from targeting minority youth Dec 2006 - Dec 2007 ID# 59319 $75,000 to Corrina Freedman B.A., American Lung Association of the City of New York Inc.

Colorado Youth Access Project Dec 2006 - Dec 2007 ID# 59322 $102,409 to Kimberly Hills, Colorado Tobacco Education and Prevention Alliance

Implementing a comprehensive tobacco-free policy for the Navajo nation Dec 2006 - Dec 2007 ID# 59340 $74,965 to Patricia Nez Henderson M.D., M.P.H., Black Hills Center for American Indian Health, Rapid City, SD

Developing and implementing a statewide tribal smoke-free advocacy campaign Dec 2006 - Dec 2007 ID# 59327 $99,939 to Sharon Day, Indigenous People Task Force, Minneapolis, MN

Eliminating smoking in rental housing units Dec 2006 - Dec 2007 ID# 59343 $74,901 to Tina H. Pettingill M.P.H., City of Portland, ME

Advocating for programs to reduce adult smoking and address disparities in treatment among low-income and mentally ill people in Vermont Dec 2006 - Dec 2007 ID# 59346 $85,000 to Kelly Stoddard, American Cancer Society Inc., New England Division, Inc.

Eliminating secondhand smoke exposure by supporting clean indoor air policies and the use Master Settlement funds for tobacco prevention and cessation Dec 2006 - Dec 2007 ID# 59323 $50,000 to Shelley Cooper-Ashford, Center for MultiCultural Health, Seattle, WA

Sustaining Medicaid smoking cessation benefits in Massachusetts Dec 2006 - Dec 2007 ID # 59325 $92,300 to Diane M. Pickles, American Cancer Society, Inc., New England Division, Inc.

Developing and conducting a smoke-free campaign in Tuscaloosa, Alabama Dec 2006 - Dec 2007 ID# 59336 $138,720 to Pam Bostick B.S., American Cancer Society, Inc., Mid-South Division, Inc.

Pursuing a public policy change to mandated coverage of smoking cessation services by Medicaid Dec 2006 - Dec 2007 ID# 59341 $71,120 to Shannon Pratt, American Cancer Society, Inc., Mid-South Division, Inc.

Outreach and educational efforts for restaurants, bars, hotels and labor unions on the positive impact of clean indoor air policy Nov 2006 - Nov 2008 ID# 57793 $480,280 to Paul H. McIntyre, Kids Involuntarily Inhaling Secondhand Smoke

Evaluation of the New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act Nov 2006 - Oct 2007 ID# 58492 $160,000 to Uta A. Vorbach M.P.H., State of New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services

Smoke-Free Families National Dissemination Office Sep 2006 - Aug 2008 ID# 53311 $588,190 to Cathy L. Melvin Ph.D., M.P.H., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research (Smoke-Free Families)

Nonprofit administration of potential tobacco settlement funding for smoking cessation Jul 2006 - Dec 2007 ID# 57483 $49,595 C. Charles Stokes M.Ed., National Foundation for the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention Inc.

Providing rapid response funding to enable communities and groups to support, protect or implement smoke-free policies Jun 2006 - Dec 2007 ID# 57556 $1,000,000 Cynthia D. Hallett M.P.H., American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation

Helping Young Smokers Quit: Identifying Best Practices for Tobacco Cessation Jun 2006 - Jul 2007 ID# 57859 $918,770 to Susan J. Curry Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health

Expanding and enhancing the database system to track and report on tobacco-related laws Feb 2006 - Jan 2008 ID# 56051 $148,178 to Cynthia D. Hallett M.P.H., American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation

Continued tobacco research on young adults in college and the military and a working meeting on tobacco and socioeconomic status Dec 2005 - Dec 2008 ID# 56147 $100,000 to Richard R. Clayton Ph.D., University of Kentucky Research Foundation

Dissemination activities for Partners with Tobacco Use Research Centers: Advancing Transdisciplinary Science and Policy Studies Dec 2005 - Nov 2007 ID# 56179 $100,000 Robin J. Mermelstein Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health

Study on smoker perceptions on reduced-risk cigarettes and counter-marketing efforts Dec 2005 - Nov 2007 ID# 55876 $99,179 to James M. Nonnemaker Ph.D., Research Triangle Institute

Effect of tobacco control policy on tobacco use in alcohol and drug-dependent populations Nov 2005 - Oct 2007 ID# 53633 $99,614 to Henry Saffer Ph.D., Kean University College of Business and Public Administration

Effects of flavored and natural cigarette claims on adolescents' perceptions and behavioral intentions Nov 2005 - Jul 2007 ID# 55499 $99,904 to Kathleen J. Kelly Ph.D., Colorado State University College of Business

Secondary effects of the Madison, Wisconsin, smoke-free ordinance Oct 2005 - Dec 2007 ID# 55500 $99,988 to Amy Williamson B.A., M.P.P., University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Effectiveness of cigarette taxation in deterring smoking from one pregnancy to the next Sep 2005 - Aug 2007 ID# 53634 $36,331 to Jason Abrevaya Ph.D., Purdue University, Krannert School of Management

New evidence on smoking behavior: Comparing responses to experimental and real price increases Sep 2005 - Dec 2007 ID# 53811 $99,123 to Matthew C. Farrelly Ph.D., Research Triangle Institute

Educational campaign for restaurant owners on smoke-free restaurants Aug 2005 - Nov 2007 ID# 52810 $399,000 to Stanton A. Glantz Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine

Network to sustain and expand tobacco-related health care policy and systems change Aug 2005 - Jul 2008 ID# 48283 $400,000 to Michael C. Fiore M.D., M.P.H., University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Studying the impact of state tobacco control policies on heart disease mortality Feb 2005 - Jul 2007 ID# 52445 $94,611 to Brett Loomis M.S., Research Triangle Institute

Helping Young Smokers Quit: Identifying Best Practices for Tobacco Cessation Feb 2005 - Jul 2008 ID# 52624 $2,996,867 to Susan J. Curry Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health

Identifying facilitators and impediments to adopting US Public Health Service guidelines for smoking cessation treatment Dec 2004 - Nov 2007 ID# 51533 $399,792 to Elizabeth M. Barbeau Sc.D., Dana Farber Cancer Institute Inc.

Enhancing and sustaining smoke-free environments Nov 2004 - Oct 2007 ID# 48090 $1,500,000 to Cynthia D. Hallett M.P.H., American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation

Studying a pediatric office-based smoking cessation program Sep 2004 - Aug 2007 ID# 51908 $250,000 to Helen J. Binns M.D., M.P.H., Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago IL

Evaluating the effects of tobacco control budget cuts on tobacco-related outcomes among Florida youth Sep 2004 - Oct 2007 ID# 51529 $363,287 to Matthew C. Farrelly Ph.D., Research Triangle Institute

Studying the feasibility of brief smoking cessation counseling of parents in pediatric settings to reduce tobacco smoke exposure of young children Sep 2004 - Aug 2007 $250,000 ID# 51792 to Jonathan D. Klein M.D., M.P.H., University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Testing the feasibility and efficacy of a tobacco control strategy for parents of newborns Sep 2004 - Dec 2007 ID# 51803 $250,000 to Jonathan P. Winickoff M.D., M.P.H., General Hospital Corporation-Massachusetts General Hospital [in 2009, Winickoff launched the "thirdhand smoke" fraud]

Studying the relationship among sleep problems, mood, and postpartum smoking relapse Sep 2004 - Aug 2007 ID# 51799 $199,996 to Julie Boergers Ph.D., Rhode Island Hospital

Technical assistance and direction for Partners with Tobacco Use Research Centers: Advancing Transdisciplinary Science and Policy Studies Aug 2004 - Jul 2007 ID# 48087 $723,520 to Robin J. Mermelstein Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health

Studying the barriers to smoking cessation among mature smokers Mar 2004 - Aug 2007 ID# 49979 $399,997 to Frank A. Sloan Ph.D., Duke University Center for Health Policy, Law and Management

Tobacco-free nurses: Helping nurses quit Aug 2003 - Jul 2007 ID# 41056 $1,800,000 to Linda Sarna R.N., D.N.Sc., F.A.A.N., University of California, Los Angeles, School of Nursing

Do national-level tobacco policies decrease smoking: A four-country tobacco policy study Aug 2002 - Jul 2007 ID# 45734 $1,500,000 to K. Michael Cummings Ph.D., M.P.H., Health Research Incorporated

Research Network on the Etiology of Tobacco Dependence Oct 2001 - Jun 2008 ID# 40083 $4,557,328 Richard R. Clayton Ph.D., University of Kentucky Research Foundation

General grants which likely include anti-smoker activities, as of July 28, 2007

State Health Leadership Initiative Jun 2007 - May 2010 ID# 57240 $3,098,765 to Jason Alan Hohl, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials

Examining state capacity to develop the 10 leading indicators defined in Healthy People 2010 overall and by geographic group Jan 2007 - Mar 2008 ID# 59944 $199,135 to Marsha Gold Sc.D., Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

Evaluation of the State Health Leadership Initiative Jan 2006 - Jul 2007 ID# 53543 $149,825 to David Lazer Ph.D., Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government

Impact of the Turning Point Model State Public Health Act: A comprehensive assessment of changes in state public health laws Dec 2005 - Aug 2007 ID# 55377 $198,541 Kristine M. Gebbie Dr.P.H., R.N., Columbia University School of Nursing

Turning Point Model State Public Health Act: An assessment of legislative and regulatory laws and policies Dec 2005 - Nov 2007 ID# 55379 $125,000 to James G. Hodge J.D., L.L.M., Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health

Bridging the Gap: Research Informing Practice and Policy for Healthy Youth Behavior Nov 2005 - Oct 2008 ID# 55731 $2,032,895 to Lloyd D. Johnston Ph.D., University of Michigan Institute for Social Research

Increasing the effectiveness of disease prevention and health promotion policies Oct 2005 - Sep 2007 ID# 53962 $724,494 to John M. Clymer, Partnership for Prevention

Building sustainable advocacy capacity for improving the nation's health Jun 2005 - Dec 2007 ID# 52525 $3,838,995 to Jeffrey W. Levi Ph.D., Trust for America's Health

State Health Leadership Initiative Sep 2003 - Jul 2007 ID# 47838 $3,000,000 to Kathleen M. Nolan M.P.H., National Governors Association Center for Best Practices

Bridging the Gap: Research Informing Practice and Policy for Healthy Youth Behavior Mar 2003 - Feb 2008 ID# 48241 $2,334,365 to Lloyd D. Johnston Ph.D., University of Michigan Institute for Social Research

Bridging the Gap: Research Informing Practice and Policy for Healthy Youth Behavior Nov 1997 - Oct 2007 ID# 32769 $7,000,000 to Lloyd D. Johnston Ph.D., University of Michigan Institute for Social Research

Older Grants

Studying the impact of clean indoor air law exemptions on nonsmoking workers Aug 1, 2004 - Apr 30, 2006 ID# 051714 $99,996 to Multnomah County Health Department

See Also:

The NIH Fat Cat List
The NIH Anti-Tobacco Fat Cats (2014)

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