Letter from the Director

Dear Supporter,
Welcome to the prestigious Minority Research on Tobacco and Addictions (MRC). Read more...

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Who We Are

In 2011, leadership of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff 15% Set-A-Side Committee implemented the vision of a facility that would house all information and best practices regarding the impact of tobacco and addictions within minority communities. This vision was soon translated into the Minority Research Center on Tobacco and Addictions (called the MRC).

The MRC will employ an experienced staff of research analysts, data interpreters and administrators. The MRC prides itself in its collection of data and best practices including:

  • Effective de-marketing of tobacco across minority communities
  • Encouraging minorities to live healthier, substance-abuse free lives
  • Educating minorities on the risks of tobacco, alcohol and other substance abuse/consumption
  • Communicating the benefits of readily-available quit resources such as the National Tobacco Quit Line
  • And much more!

The mission of the Minority Research Center is to provide assistance to the state and nation in tobacco and other substance abuse research, prevention, education, technical assistance and evaluation, especially in regard to minority populations (Blacks, Hispanics, Marshall Islanders, and Asians).

The Minority Research Center on Tobacco and Addictions is funded by the Master Tobacco Settlement Agreement.

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