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Tobacco Regulatory Science Journal July 2018

The July 2018 issue of the Tobacco Regulatory Science Journal is now available to view.

The following Open Access articles are available to view by everyone:

Identifying Disparities and Policy Needs with the STARS Surveillance Tool
The Standardized Tobacco Assessment for Retail Settings (STARS) tool has emerged as a means for health departments and community groups to gather evidence about point-of-sale tobacco marketing practices. This paper documents methods and findings from a multi-stakeholder effort using the STARS tool to identify point-of-sale tobacco disparities in Milwaukee, WI.
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Enforcement of Smoke/Tobacco-free Policies at Public Universities in the US
In this study, we examined how smoke/tobacco-free campuses are enforced at 4-year public universities in the United States.
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Tobacco Regulatory Science Journal May 2018

The May 2018 issue of the Tobacco Regulatory Science Journal is now available to view.

The following Open Access articles are available to view by everyone:

Assessing Change in Tobacco Visibility at Point-of-Sale Following a Display Ban
In this paper, we describe a point-of-sale (POS) tobacco visibility tool and examine its utility for assessing changes in visibility following legislation banning tobacco displays.
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Canadian Youth Smokeless Tobacco Use – Flavored Product Regulation Insights
In this study, we use nationally representative data collected as part of the Canadian Student Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey (CSTADS) to examine the use of flavored and non-flavored smokeless tobacco (SLT) among youth between 2008/2009-2014/2015.
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Tobacco Regulatory Science Journal March 2018

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
The US government requires the public display of information about toxic chemicals in cigarettes and smoke by brand in a way that is understandable and not misleading. We sought to identify risk communication formats that meet these goals.
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Awareness and Use of ‘Heat-not-burn’ Tobacco Products in Great Britain
‘Heat-not-burn’ tobacco products have recently come onto the market in several countries; existing research has been conducted mostly by the manufacturers. We aimed to estimate awareness and use in Great Britain.
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Effect of Adding Sugar to Burley Tobacco on the Emission of Aldehydes in Mainstream Tobacco Smoke
Sugars in tobacco products enhance the taste and smoke characteristics of the blend. Sugars are often added to processed tobacco, particularly air-cured Burley tobacco leaves that contain virtually no sugars. The most commonly used sugars were systematically added to Burley tobacco to study the effect on aldehyde emissions in mainstream smoke.
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Assessing Smoking Cessation Messages with a Discrete Choice Experiment
Our aim was to identify message characteristics for cigarette pack inserts that aim to help smokers quit.
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By |February 8th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Tobacco Regulatory Science Journal January 2018

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 Libitum Cigar Smoking

To examine factors important to cigar smoking and subsequent nicotine exposure, investigators evaluated the impact of cigar type, cigarette smoking history, and inhalation behaviors on nicotine dependence, smoking topography, and biomarkers of exposure in current exclusive cigar smokers.

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Effects of E-cigarette Advertising Messages and Cues on Cessation Outcomes

Investigators examined effects of e-cigarette ad messages and visual cues on outcomes related to combustible cigarette smoking cessation: smoking cessation intention, smoking urges, and immediate smoking behavior.

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Plasma Menthol Glucuronide as a Biomarker of Acute Menthol Inhalation

Menthol is often added to cigarettes and e-cigarette solutions for its cooling and anti-irritant effects, and may contribute to development of nicotine dependence, particularly in vulnerable populations such as adolescents, and among African Americans.

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Cigarette Design Features: Effects on Emission Levels, User Perception, and Behavior

This paper describes the effects of non-tobacco, physical cigarette design features on smoke emissions, product appeal, and smoking behaviors – 3 factors that determine smoker’s exposure and related health risks.

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Battery Safety Information and Warnings on E-cigarette Packages and Online

E-cigarette battery failures, usually caused by unsafe user behaviors, can result in explosions and injuries. Consumers may turn to product packaging and online sources for information on battery safety, but little is known about what information and warnings are currently available there.

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By |January 30th, 2018|News|0 Comments