Tobacco Disparities

UW-CTRI recognizes that tobacco use affects all users negatively.  Unfortunately, smoking has especially negative effects on people from specific populations who smoke at particularly high rates.

UW-CTRI remains committed to collaborate with a diverse group of superb partners to reduce tobacco use rates and its harms from high-risk populations. Click to read more about our collaborations and efforts in the fields of research, outreachcommunications, and staff development.

UW-CTRI is committed to working toward health equity. According to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, “health equity means that everyone has a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible. This requires removing obstacles to health such as poverty, discrimination, and their consequences, including powerlessness and lack of access to good jobs with fair pay, quality education and housing, safe environments, and health care.” UW-CTRI believes that by helping all smokers to quit, particularly those groups who smoke at higher rates, we can contribute to health equity.

Equality, equity and justice

UW-CTRI is committed to diversity, equity, inclusivity, and racial justice. Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW–Madison, including UW-CTRI. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin–Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background — people who as students, faculty, community partners and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.