Tobacco science is a second level discipline under the national first level discipline of crop science, and is a key second level discipline in Henan Province. Its major is a national characteristic specialty and first-class specialty. The tobacco science major was founded in 1975 and ranked A+in the domestic soft science major in 2021. At present, there are seven provincial-level scientific research platforms, including the Tobacco Science postdoctoral mobile station and doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degree authorization points. There are also seven provincial-level scientific research platforms, including the National Tobacco Cultivation Physiological and Biochemical Research Base, Key Laboratory of Tobacco Cultivation in the Tobacco Industry, Tobacco Biology and Processing Science Observation and Experimental Station of the Ministry of Agriculture, and the China National Tobacco Corporation, Hubei China Tobacco, Sichuan China Tobacco, Henan China Tobacco, Hainan Provincial Bureau, and Sichuan Bureau Henan Provincial Bureau and other units have signed a strategic cooperation framework agreement to jointly establish the Tobacco College and Tobacco Discipline.
The tobacco discipline closely focuses on the major theoretical and key technical issues in tobacco production in Henan and the whole country, actively undertakes major national and provincial-level projects, conducts in-depth joint research, and has made significant breakthroughs in basic theoretical research and technological innovation. It has achieved a number of valuable research results, such as floating seedling cultivation, balanced fertilization, three-stage baking, dense curing rooms, development of characteristic high-quality tobacco leaves, and production of cigar raw materials. These achievements have been implemented by the National Tobacco Monopoly Administration and China Tobacco Company as the main technology promoters nationwide, innovating modern tobacco agricultural production and operation modes, establishing a brand oriented tobacco raw material production system, Chinese style cigarette low harm and low coke technology, and high-quality cigar tobacco production theoretical system, leading the development direction of China's tobacco technology and production, It has played a demonstrative and driving role in the rapid promotion of modern tobacco agriculture and the high-quality development of the tobacco industry in China. It is recognized by the industry and related academic fields, and the promotion and application of achievements have produced huge social and economic benefits.