Tobacco Use Among Youth – Brian King, PhD, MPH – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


We know that 9 out of 10 adult tobacco users first begin before the age of 18; therefore interventions to address youth tobacco use can help prevent an entire generation of tobacco addicted adults.

Dr. Brian King is the Deputy Director for Research Translation in the Office on Smoking and Health within the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. King joined the CDC in 2010 as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer, prior, he worked as a Research Affiliate in the Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. During his time at Roswell Park, his primary research focus related to tobacco prevention and control.Dr. King has worked for 10 years to provide sound scientific evidence to inform tobacco control policy and to effectively communicate this information to key stakeholders, including decision makers, the media, and the general public. He has authored or co-authored over 60 peer-reviewed scientific articles pertaining to tobacco prevention and control. Learn more about Dr. Brian King here.