Tobacco Prevention and Evaluation Program

Supporting Healthy Communities Through Research and Service

The Tobacco Prevention and Evaluation Program (TPEP) seeks to improve health by reducing tobacco-related morbidity and mortality. TPEP’s mission is to prevent tobacco use, tobacco-related addiction, and exposure to secondhand smoke by:

  • Providing interdisciplinary research, training, and educational services to local, state, and national tobacco control programs;
  • Offering collaborative, utilization-focused, and participatory approaches in service delivery; and
  • Creating and disseminating tools that advance the development, implementation, and evaluation of tobacco prevention programs and policies.

Learn more about the UNC Tobacco Prevention and Evaluation Program.


Nicotine Dependence Program

Promoting comprehensive tobacco use treatment services

The Nicotine Dependence Program (NDP) provides leadership for implementing comprehensive tobacco use treatment services and disseminating resources for promoting tobacco-free communities. Located in the University of North Carolina School of Medicine’s Department of Family Medicine, NDP services include:

  • Treatment services for tobacco dependence
  • Training in tobacco use treatment for health care providers
  • Technical assistance related to policy and system change
  • Research to advance tobacco use treatment knowledge and practice

For more information about NDP, please contact  or call (984) 974-4976.