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.
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.
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.
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.
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.