Cigarette smoking causes the deaths of over 480,000 people every year. Over 15% of adults in the U.S. smoke cigarettes, with an estimated $300 billion in direct health care costs and lost productivity yearly. Wayne State University has several exceptional scientists, researchers, and students who have the common goal of studying and reducing nicotine and tobacco use as a whole. The Nicotine and Tobacco Research Division (NTRD), which is housed in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences (DPBN), aims to study and provide solutions to help reduce the health burden of tobacco use. The NTRD's  mandate is to provide researchers with a hub through which we may enhance research communication, collaboration and educational opportunities. The aim of NTRD is to advance science, improve educational opportunities, and enhance the lives of tobacco users in our region through consistently and effectively creating a working relationship between researchers/student researchers and community members.