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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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  • Judge blocks Topeka tobacco sales ordinance
    (WIBW) - A Shawnee Co. judge issued an order Thursday, preventing the city of Topeka from enforcing an ordinance on the sale of tobacco products. The council approved the ordinance last December. It raised the legal age to buy tobacco products - including cigarettes, chew and e-cigarettes - from 18 ...
  • Tobacco Free Broome and Tioga report findings on a recent tobacco survey
    BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - Smoking and tobacco trends have been tabulated as part of a regional study. Tobacco Free Broome and Tioga welcomed statistician and Jefferson Community College Professor Joel LaLone to present his findings on a recent tobacco survey. Forty-one hundred people in 11 ...
  • Tobacco 21 fight moves from St. Cloud to St. Paul
    A group of St. Cloud student and adult advocates loaded a bus before dawn Thursday to take a message to the Minnesota Capitol. Their shirts said: "Keep lungs loud." They want lawmakers to raise the legal age in Minnesota for purchasing cigarettes and other tobacco products from 18 to 21. A Tobacco ...
  • EDITORIAL COMMENT: Command tobacco growing must come with value addition
    Every year, Zimbabweans in general eagerly wait for this moment, when the country's major cash crop and one of its biggest foreign currency earners goes on sale. For tobacco growers, it marks the beginning of a period when they receive their biggest pay packets for the year. For businesses in Harare, ...
  • Minneapolis May Raise Tobacco-Buying Age To 21
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The City of Minneapolis is joining a growing movement to raise the legal age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21. Minneapolis City Council members Andrew Johnson and Jeremiah Ellison plan to introduce an ordinance Friday. It is the first step in the legislative process to make the ...
  • Tobacco funding fight extinguished
    A smoldering controversy over Florida's landmark tobacco settlement and how money should be spent has been snuffed out. Rep. Jeanette Nunez, a member of the Florida Constitution Revision Commission, said Thursday she will no longer push a proposed constitutional amendment that would have ...
  • Island focus: Gorilla tobacco factory in Bali uncovered
    Island focus: Gorilla tobacco factory in Bali uncovered Joint operation: Police personnel show “gorilla tobacco” (synthetic marijuana) to journalists in a house in Denpasar, Bali, on Thursday. Personnel from the National Police, the Bali Police and the Directorate General of Customs and Excise from the ...
  • Council members want to raise tobacco-buying age to 21 in Minneapolis
    In addition to tobacco products, the proposed restrictions would also raise the legal age to 21 for buying nicotine vaporizer devices. "This is an ordinance that will save lives," said City Council member Andrew Johnson, who is co-authoring the measure with Council Member Jeremiah Ellison. "It's clearly ...
  • 24 persons held on charge of selling tobacco
    Twenty-four persons were arrested during a special drive by the Ernakulam Rural Police, taken up in view of rising complaints against the sale of tobacco products. During the drive, as many as 153 locations under 34 police station limits were raided, and several packets of tobacco products, including ...
  • Attorney General Reyes announces settlement with tobacco companies worth $300 million over 10 ...
    SALT LAKE CITY – Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes announced a settlement agreement resolving Philip Morris USA, R.J. Reynolds, and other major tobacco companies' challenge to Utah's enforcement of a 1990s-era tobacco settlement, resulting in an estimated $300 million coming to Utah over the ...
  • Court docs: Ball State student threw cup of tobacco spit at bar patron
    MUNCIE, Ind. – A Ball State student was arrested after police say he threw a cup containing spit and chewing tobacco in another man's face. Police responded to Brothers Bar and Grill located at 1601 West University Avenue on Wednesday morning around 2:50 a.m. in reference to a report of battery.
  • Lebanon schools crack down on vaping, tobacco use
    -Violator will be required to attend tobacco cessation classes at the expense of the student or parent before returning to school. Violations are cumulative over a student's career in each building. The policy change, in response to increased use by students, was approved and adopted by the Lebanon ...
  • Tobacco Coalition will host community café
    CANANDAIGUA — Tobacco Action Coalition of the Finger Lakes will host a community café from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 24, at the Wood ... He also will present statistics on cigarettes, e-cigarettes, vaping, JUUL, big tobacco marketing, tobacco 21, and smoking cessation support services.
  • Watch This Shocking YouTube Reveal of The 'Diseased' Tobacco Inside Fake Cuban Cigars
    Watch This Shocking YouTube Reveal of The 'Diseased' Tobacco Inside Fake Cuban Cigars. Don't buy these phony stogies. ... This is where it gets seriously gross. The next piece of tobacco is covered in sickly spots—not something you want anywhere near your mouth, let alone inside your lungs.
  • Aurora may raise age for buying tobacco to 21
    As far as raising the age to purchase tobacco and vaping materials, that is part of the Tobacco 21 initiative promoted by the American Heart Association, the Respiratory Health Association and the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. Julie Mirostaw, senior director of government relations ...
  • Another Headwind for Tobacco: Higher Interest Rates
    And while tobacco is often seen as the most inversely correlated to 10-year Treasury rates, that hasn't been much of a help lately, as the industry's attractive yields have faced "notable pressure" this year. That said, Azer expects that eventually the disconnect between Treasuries and staples stocks ...
  • Smoking and tobacco now banned on playgrounds at city parks
    Emporia city commissioners banned the use of tobacco and smoking on playgrounds in public parks Wednesday during their action session in the Municipal Courtroom. The ordinance prohibits the use of any form of tobacco product or electronic cigarettes on any playground in any city park, or within 20 ...
  • Tobacco products stolen from Ankeny's Mini Mart
    An employee came to work and found a window broken and about $150 worth of Swisher cigars and cigarillos and American Spirit cigarettes missing. A landscaping brick had been used to break the window. The thief or thieves then reached in and grabbed the tobacco products from a nearby shelf.
  • Holder's Warehouse loses tobacco contract; future uncertain
    Tobacco growing has been the backbone of the agricultural economy in Trousdale County for decades, but that may have to change for a number of local farmers. Holder's Tobacco Warehouse recently was notified that its contracts with Alliance One International would not be renewed in 2018. Alliance ...
  • Zimbabwe eyes 200, 000 tons of tobacco for the 2017-18 season
    (Ecofin Agency) - Zimbabwe expects to produce 200, 000 tons of tobacco during the current season (2017-18), the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) announced yesterday March 21. This volume is slightly above (+5.8%) the 189, 000 tons produced last season and remains close to the ...

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