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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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  • Is Big Food acting like Big Tobacco? Mars thinks so
    More and more consumers are expressing distrust in the food industry — comparing its actions and ethics with the tobacco industry. The Center for Science in the Public Interest claims that “the public health community is concerned with both diet and tobacco use for a very good reason: over the course ...
  • Raising the tobacco purchasing age to 21 will save lives
    San Antonio recently became the first city in Texas to raise the legal age for buying tobacco to 21. This comes in the wake of five states and more than 280 cities across the nation enacting similar measures. Austin has adopted other strategies to prevent tobacco use such as raising tobacco taxes and ...
  • New Illicit Tobacco Laws- A positive step forward
    The illicit tobacco trade in Australia is costing huge dollars in tax revenue and the Federal Government has been determined to bring this costly criminal activity under control. In addition to the crippling economic effects, this insidious illegal tobacco trading is fuelling an increase in organised crime in ...
  • What tobacco industry's past could forecast for opioid crisis's future
    Cheryl Healton spoke about the Master Settlement Agreement with Big Tobacco to Other Industries at an event on Wednesday. PHOTO BY BETSEY GOLDWASSER/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF. Smoking kills over 480,000 Americans each year and costs the United States $300 billion a year in medical ...
  • Tony Gwynn's wrongful death lawsuit finally has a trial date set
    Two years after Tony Gwynn's death at 54, following a battle with cancer of the salivary gland, his family filed a wrongful death lawsuit in San Diego Superior Court against the tobacco giant Altria Group, Inc. formerly Philip Morris and others. Their lawsuit claimed that the condition, which triggered his ...
  • Students make tobacco-age pitch to MH Council
    A group of Mountain Home eighth- and ninth-grade students delivered an anti-tobacco presentation to council members at the start of last week's City Council meeting. The students asked that the council consider raising the minimum age for purchasing tobacco products from 18, to 21 years old in ...
  • Tobacco-free campus policy fails in USG vote
    The Ohio Revised Code may allow tobacco use under certain stipulations, but the University's Undergraduate Student Government is attempting to ban campus-wide tobacco use. However, legislation toward that goal did not pass. The bill, authored by Founders Hall senator Eugene Gorman, failed to ...
  • Ryan Edwards BUSTED Drinking Alcohol & Using Chewing Tobacco Six Months After Rehab Stint
    It's Ryan's big day! Edwards and his wife, Mackenzie, exchanged vows once again, but this time with their family and friends. The big day comes just six months after Ryan checked out of rehab, however, that didn't stop him from having a few drinks and even chewing tobacco. Despite having time to ...
  • Through with Chew Week wants people to kick tobacco use
    HELENA – The Montana Tobacco Use Prevention Program is encouraging people to kick tobacco with “Through with Chew Week 2018.” The campaign is designed to raise awareness about the dangers of products the tobacco industry markets. During February people can call the Montana Tobacco ...
  • Duluth researcher looking at effects of cannabis on giving up tobacco smoking
    When Peter Carvalho quit smoking last year, it meant giving up both tobacco cigarettes and marijuana. The latter was easy, the 27-year-old Hibbing man said. The former, not so much. Peter Carvalho. "It's still difficult," said Carvalho, who gave up his habit in May and continues to wear a nicotine patch to ...
  • Trial Date Set in Tony Gwynn Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Smokeless Tobacco Company
    According to the lawsuit, Gwynn used as many as two cans of smokeless tobacco per day, which is equivalent to smoking four or five packs of cigarettes daily. In the San Diego Superior Court lawsuit, Gwynn's family alleges that the tobacco industry chose the former Mr. Padre specifically because it was ...
  • WA considers new vaping laws with hefty fines
    Laws governing electronic cigarettes in Australia are inconsistent, including in WA which effectively bans the sale of non-nicotine products by making it illegal to supply anything that resembles a tobacco product. But WA is one of the few States not to ban people using them in non-smoking areas.
  • Agency encourages Montanans to be "through with chew"
    The Montana Tobacco Use Prevention Program is encouraging people to kick tobacco with “Through With Chew Week 2018.” The campaign is designed to raise awareness about the dangers of products the tobacco industry markets. During February people can call the Montana Tobacco Quit ...
  • Lawmaker Looks To Save Money By Curbing Smoking
    Would raising the age to buy tobacco products lower the cost of healthcare in Florida? One lawmaker thinks so ... She supports a measure filed by Longwood Republican Senator David Simmons that would require a person to be at least 21 before they can purchase tobacco products. Simmons thinks his ...
  • Booze-fuelled military flights spark calls for change
    Why were passengers allowed to chew tobacco in the cabin when regular soldiers returning from tours of duty abroad are disciplined for the same behaviour? In this case, flight attendants were expressly told not to stop the passengers from chewing tobacco. Beer cans used for tobacco spit were left “all ...
  • FDOH encourages smokeless tobacco users to be 'Through with Chew'
    (WTXL) - The Florida Department of Health is holding 'Through with Chew' week to encourage people who use smokeless tobacco to quit and prevent ... Florida Department of Health officials say smokeless tobacco often contains ingredients that can lead to cancer of the mouth, throat and pancreas.
  • Importer caught 'trying to make a fast buck' by evading £300k duty
    The tobacco was seized by officers working for Border Force. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) estimate Singh, of Hayes, tried to evade £291,467 in duty. Investigators searched his house and found paperwork which showed his company, SS Importers (UK) Limited, had been selling and distributing ...
  • Alabama Health Department will help you kick smokeless tobacco for free
    (WTVY) -- The Alabama Department of Public Health offers up to eight weeks of free nicotine patches to people trying to quit chewing tobacco. The program also offers a Quitline with free individualized coaching services available seven days a week. According to a 2016 survey, more than 8% of adult ...
  • 10% increase in tobacco excise duty
    Bad news for smokers - the Government yesterday announced a 10 per cent increase in tobacco excise duty effective immediately. In his Budget 2018 speech, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat said that the increase is to "discourage consumption of tobacco products". According to a circular issued on ...
  • Trial date set for Gwynn family lawsuit against tobacco company
    After years of court filings and one side's issuance of nearly 50 subpoenas, a trial date has been set for the family of Tony Gwynn's lawsuit against the U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company: Sept. 20, 2019. The family of the San Diego Padres legend filed the lawsuit more than three years ago. The Hall of ...

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