• About 49,000 people ages 12 and older are participating in the PATH Study.
  • Interviewers meet with each person once a year or every other year.
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The Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study is a national longitudinal study of tobacco use and how it affects the health of people in the United States. People from all over the country take part in this study. The PATH Study which started in 2013, is the first large research effort undertaken by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) since Congress gave FDA authority to regulate tobacco products in 2009. To learn more about this important research, click on one of the navigation buttons below.


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