Welcome to the Tobacco Control and Wellness Research Working Group or TobWell. We are devoted to advancing health behavior research in the field of substance use (e.g., nicotine, marijuana, alcohol, & opioids) and mental health.
TobWell was established in 2006 and is housed at Indiana University School of Public Health in Bloomington. We are researchers who aim to advance health behavior research in the field of substance use, such as e-cigarettes, marijuana, alcohol, and opioids, and their comorbid mental health problems. Among others, the high prevalence of nicotine and marijuana vaping especially in U.S. youth is alarming because it can renormalize tobacco use behavior, make youth addicted to nicotine or cannabis who otherwise might not consume such substance, and serve as a catalyst to using other substances. Equally alarming is that more youth are reporting mental health problems than before. If you are interested in joining us or collaborating with us on the research endeavors to prevent or reduce substance use and mental health problems in youth, please feel free to contact us.