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Tobacco Regulatory Science (TRS) (Tob Regul Sci, Electronic ISSN 2333-9748) is a rigorously peer-reviewed online scientific journal for the dissemination of research relevant to the regulation of tobacco products.

The journal content includes a broad array of research domains, including chemistry, biology, behavior, community, and population-level surveillance and epidemiology, as well as knowledge syntheses (eg, meta-analyses or state-of-the-art reviews) and analytic modeling.

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Tobacco Regulatory Science Journal March 2018

February 8th, 2018|0 Comments

The March 2018 issue of the Tobacco Regulatory Science Journal is now available to view. The following Open Access articles are available to view by everyone: Effective Formats for Communicating Risks from Cigarette Smoke Chemicals

Tobacco Regulatory Science Journal January 2018

January 30th, 2018|0 Comments

The January 2018 issue of the Tobacco Regulatory Science Journal is now available to view. The following Open Access articles are available to view by everyone: Use Behaviors, Dependence, and Nicotine Exposure Associated with Ad

Can Flavors and Messaging Impact E-Cigarette Abuse Liability? Maybe says new study in Tobacco Regulatory Science

September 18th, 2017|0 Comments

A paper published by investigators at Virginia Commonwealth University in Tobacco Regulatory Science explored whether the effects of flavor access and product messaging of e-cigarettes is comparable to cigarettes.  In a series of controlled studies,

Tobacco Regulatory Science report finds that E-cigarette use among American Indian youth is high

August 2nd, 2017|0 Comments 45% of American Indian high school students tried e-cigarettes. One third of e-cigarette users had never smoked. Dr. Rhoades and team found that e-cigarette use by American Indian youth is influenced by being in

Tobacco Regulatory Science Associate Editor Mollie Miller named FDA Tobacco Regulatory Science Fellow

August 2nd, 2017|0 Comments  

40% of high school cigarillo users in Connecticut combine it with marijuana, new study in Tobacco Regulatory Science

April 16th, 2017|0 Comments

A study recently published in Tobacco Regulatory Science found that 40% of high school cigarillo users in Connecticut combine it with marijuana to create a 'blunt', and the primary reasons high school students there used cigarillos

Sales of flavored cigars increased by nearly 50% since 2008 and now make up over half of the cigar market. New report in Tobacco Regulatory Science journal

March 29th, 2017|2 Comments

Delnevo et al. analyzed cigar sales data in US convenience stores during 2008-2015 were purchased from Nielsen's Convenience Track system. Sales of flavored cigars increased by nearly 50% since 2008 and now make up over half

NYC policy restricting sales of flavored non-cigarette tobacco products decreased cigar sales: new in Tobacco Regulatory Science

March 17th, 2017|0 Comments

A new study published in Tobacco Regulatory Science ( has implications for regulation of flavored cigars. Scientists at Research Triangle Institute studied the impact of a New York City policy that restricted sales of flavored non-cigarette

New FDA/NIH Tobacco Research Center initiative announcements

March 13th, 2017|0 Comments

The new TCORS 2.0 and CASEL RFAs have just been published. Below is information about the new RFAs and upcoming webinars. The TRSP Web Team is still in the process of making the webinar landing

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Tobacco In The News

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  • Court Decision Forces Tobacco Companies to Admit the Dangers Associated With Smoking
    Following a 17-year legal battle, the three major companies that sell tobacco in the U.S. are being required to place the ads, which explain the sometimes deadly harms these products can cause to users and those around them — including a host of cancer types — and clear up the misconception that ...
  • Prison for tobacco seller who skirted IRS on bulk sales
    A Stroudsburg tobacco distributor was sentenced to prison for skirting the IRS on cash payments and helping another business evade taxes, federal prosecutors said. Kamlesh Patel, 60, was sentenced Thursday to a year in prison and two years of supervised release, as well as ordered to pay a ...
  • Duke Travels Down Tobacco Road for ACC Championship
    DURHAM, N.C. – The Duke fencing program will travel down Tobacco Road to Chapel Hill for the 2018 ACC Fencing Championships Saturday, Feb. 24-25 in Carmichael Arena on the campus of North Carolina. SETTING THE SCENE. This will be the fourth conference fencing championship since its ...
  • Efforts on to bring down tobacco cultivation
    In an attempt to discourage tobacco farming in the district, the Agriculture Department is helping tobacco cultivators to switch over to other crops. in a phased manner by helping them diversify to other crops for their continued livelihood support. The focus is on farmers who are involved in tobacco ...
  • Bulgaria's Bulgartabac to close tobacco factory in Bosnia - report
    BANJA LUKA (Bosnia and Herzegovina), February 23 (SeeNews) – Bulgarian tobacco group Bulgartabac will close down its tobacco factory in Bosnia's Banja Luka in around 15 days, leaving a hundred people unemployed, Bosnian media reported on Friday. After British American Tobacco (BAT) ...
  • Nearly all teens living in economically disadvantaged urban area exposed to tobacco smoke
    More than 90% of teenagers living in economically disadvantaged areas in and around San Francisco had 1-butanol urine screens that showed exposure to tobacco, according to findings recently published in Cancer, Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention. “Secondhand smoke exposure poses a ...
  • BAT Sales Boosted By Reynolds American Tobacco Deal
    British American Tobacco (BAT) has posted revenue of £20.29 billion in 2017, up 37.6% compared to the previous year, driven by its acquisition of Reynolds American last July. However, weaker than expected results sent shares falling to an 18-month low on Thursday. Adjusted organic revenue rose by ...
  • Tobacco giants, including Japan Tobacco International, dodge trial as Dutch prosecutors reject ...
    The Dutch public prosecutor's office has said it won't pursue a case against tobacco makers Philip Morris International Inc., British American Tobacco PLC, Japan Tobacco International and Imperial Tobacco Benelux, all accused by an anti-smoking lobby group of attempted murder and manslaughter.
  • Global Tobacco Alternative Gums Market 2021: Market Size, Market Share, Vendors and Key ...
    The Global Tobacco Alternative Gums Market 2017-2021 maintains a high growth which has been encouraged by the consecutive increases of industrial output, import & export, consumer consumption and capital investment for over last decades. The Tobacco Alternative Gums Market report is ...
  • British American Tobacco says sin tax increase will see spike in illegal market
    FILE - This is a Monday, July 24, 2017 file photo of the logo for British American Tobacco appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. British American Tobacco South Africa is concerned that the 8.5% increase in tobacco products will spike an increase in the illegal market.
  • Local shops recognized for tobacco compliance
    Healthy Lamoille Valley would like to recognize retailers in our coverage area for their adherence to tobacco compliance inspections. In October, retailers in the Hardwick area — D&L Beverage, Dollar General Store, Hardwick Kwik Stop & Deli, Hardwick Village Market, Jiffy Mart, Rite Aid, and Tops ...
  • Almost all adolescents in an economically disadvantaged urban population exposed to tobacco ...
    Bottom Line: Ninety-four percent of adolescents ages 13 to 19 in an economically disadvantaged, largely minority population in San Francisco had measurable levels of a biomarker specific for exposure to tobacco smoke (NNAL). Journal in Which the Study Was Published: Cancer Epidemiology, ...
  • Massachusetts shows leadership potential in effort to reduce tobacco use, save lives, finds new ...
    The American Lung Association's 2018 “State of Tobacco Control” shows Massachusetts earned overall passing grades on its tobacco policies and is in position to show great improvement in 2018. The 16th annual report grades states and the federal government on policies proven to prevent and ...
  • ERA/FoEN flays tobacco smoking in Big Brother Naija show
    A rights group, Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has flayed tobacco smoking in the ongoing Big Brother Naija show.The group's Deputy Director, Akinbode Oluwafemi, raised the alarm yesterday at a media chat in Abuja. According to him, it is disgusting that tobacco ...
  • Health Educators Raise Awareness for Smokeless Tobacco Use
    However, due to its effect on the mouth, doctors say chewing tobacco is a deadly alternative. “Gingival types of cancer are from a lot of the juices, and that's one of the biggest thing we see is a lot of the mouth cancers, and that is a big problem,” said Sharri Lacher, a Clinical Nurse Specialist at the Roger ...
  • Stroudsburg tobacco distributor sentenced
    BOSTON — Kamlesh Patel, 60, former owner/operator of RDK Distributors and MV Distributors in Stroudsburg, has been sentenced to one year and a day in federal prison in Massachusetts. Patel pleaded guilty in September to aiding and abetting a Massachusetts wholesaler in shipping untaxed ...
  • British American Tobacco Is A Great Dividend Stock Trading At A Discount
    The tobacco industry is attractive for income investors due to high payouts, strong dividend growth histories and solid dividend yields. British American Tobacco is a giant in this industry, yet it is often overlooked due to being less known than its American peers. Shares are trading at an inexpensive ...
  • Stroudsburg man gets prison for aiding sales of untaxed tobacco
    Kamlesh Patel, a Stroudsburg tobacco distributor, was sentenced Thursday to a year in prison for failing to submit federally required reports on tobacco sales to a Massachusetts wholesaler. The violation of the Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking Act allowed Patel's companies and customers to avoid paying ...
  • Big Tobacco Dodges Trial as Prosecutor Rejects Murder Case
    “A successful prosecution of the tobacco manufacturers -- one resulting in a conviction -- is not possible within the current regulations and parameters,” the authority in a statement. Dutch criminal-law attorney Benedicte Ficq in 2016 filed charges with the prosecutor's office on behalf of lung cancer and ...
  • Holy smoke! Sale of tobacco products to kids continue unchecked
    Kannur: The sale of tobacco products to those under the age of 18 continues to burgeon in blatant disregard of the law making this illegal. Every vendor has the board put up claiming that sale to underage children is prohibited. However, the biggest customers for tobacco products remains school and ...

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