Navigation Links
Study finds that tobacco companies changed design of cigarettes without alerting smokers
Date:6/19/2009

Boston, MA -- As President Obama prepares to sign a bill giving the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) oversight of the tobacco industry, a new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers shows that tobacco manufacturers have continually changed the ingredients and the design of their cigarettes over time, even if those changes have exceeded acceptable product variance guidelines. The result, say the researchers, is that consumers who buy the same brand of product are not made aware of how that product has been altered and what effect those alterations might have on their levels of addiction or harm.

"I hope the FDA requires disclosure of any changes made to tobacco products and that the changes are disallowed if shown to increase appeal, addiction and harm," said Greg Connolly, director of the Tobacco Control Research Program at HSPH.

The study appears in the "Online First" section of the Journal of Tobacco Control and will appear in an upcoming print issue of the journal.

For their study, Connolly and lead author Geoffrey Ferris Wayne, an HSPH researcher, studied internal tobacco company documents released following the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement. These documents describe significant changes made to commercial products over time, including blend, processing, casing, flavoring and physical design features. For example, new methods were developed to process tobacco, altering the smoke chemistry and the form of nicotine delivery, and the levels of processed tobaccos were regularly adjusted within brands.

Despite the constant innovation of tobacco products, which in many cases have exceeded the levels of acceptable variance established within the tobacco industry, for the most part, these changes were not disclosed to consumers, say the researchers.

"Even incremental changes that occur over a period of years can result in significant design differences. The resulting product may have
'/>"/>

Contact: Todd Datz
tdatz@hsph.harvard.edu
617-432-3952
Harvard School of Public Health
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Penn study finds pro-death proteins required to regulate healthy immune function
2. New study shows promise in reducing surgical risks associated with surgical bleeding
3. Study, meta-analysis examine factors associated with death from heatstroke
4. Study suggests loss of 2 types of neurons -- not just 1 -- triggers Parkinsons symptoms
5. Study says COPD testing is not measuring up
6. Preclinical study suggests organ-transplant drug may aid in lupus fight
7. Ability to cope with stress can increase good cholesterol in older white men, study finds
8. High alcohol consumption increases stroke risk, Tulane study says
9. Mailman School of Public Health study examines link between racial discrimination and substance use
10. Pitt study finds inequality in tobacco advertising
11. Stanford study highlights cost-effective method of lowering heart disease risks
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/22/2014)... Medical Solutions , the ... to announce that our co-founder and CFO, Scott ... Staffing 100 for 2014. Anderson was also named ... people in the staffing industry,” in 2013.     , ... healthcare staffing company in the U.S., was named ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... 2014 Shriners Hospitals for Children® and ... the current location of Shriners Hospitals for Children - ... from the University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital. ... center, owned and operated by Shriners Hospitals for Children, ... children and their families well into the future. , ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 Best Cheap ... in the world. The site has recently announced that ... hosting supplier for people from around the world. , ... in operation today and is providing various kinds of ... the company insists on offering excellent customer service and ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... Richard Carlson, Managing Partner of Blue ... over 25 years experience. Mr. Carlson is a ... related to EDI, B2B Commerce, RFID and Internet/Intranet technology. ... Board member for Pharmaceutical Commerce Magazine and a Gerson ... is a management and technology consulting firm focused solely ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... HealthDay Reporter , TUESDAY, Oct. 21, 2014 (HealthDay ... to increased blood pressure, according to a new study. ... pressure for young adult women or for teenagers, according to ... or moderately, their risk of high blood pressure was cut ... in older adult men and women," said lead researcher Dr. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Medical Solutions Co-Founder/CFO Scott Anderson Named to Staffing Industry Analysts’ 2014 Staffing 100 2Health News:Medical Solutions Co-Founder/CFO Scott Anderson Named to Staffing Industry Analysts’ 2014 Staffing 100 3Health News:Shriners Hospitals for Children - Lexington Announces Plan to Build New $47 Million Facility 2Health News:Shriners Hospitals for Children - Lexington Announces Plan to Build New $47 Million Facility 3Health News:Best Cheap Hosting USA Has Recently Announced The Best Cheap Web Hosting Companies In 2014 2Health News:Rich Carlson and Marc Duey to Hold Workshop at CBI’s Specialty Pharmacy and Distribution Networks Conference 2Health News:Binge Drinking May Boost Blood Pressure in Young Men 2Health News:Binge Drinking May Boost Blood Pressure in Young Men 3Health News:Binge Drinking May Boost Blood Pressure in Young Men 4
... Stores,Corporation (NYSE: ANN ) today announced that the ... premier pediatric cancer,research center, in the hospital,s signature Thanks ... now in its,fourth year, encourages consumers across the country ... and to give to those who are not." ...
... Debuts Trio of,Self-Contained CR Systems and New PACS for ... Calif., Nov. 19 Radlink, Inc., a,supplier of affordable ... family of hardware and software products they will,be introducing ... of the,Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Radlink ...
... Nov. 19 Secretary of Aging,Nora Dowd Eisenhower today ... enrollment meetings designed to help them,choose a federal Medicare ... Department of Aging,s APPRISE program, will be held across ... D began on November 15 and,will end December 31, ...
... 19 QED International, administrator for,the HealthShares(TM) ... fund,portfolios, today announced that effective at the ... Anika Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: ANIK ) ... in the HealthShares(TM) Orthopedic,Repair Index. Companies included ...
... patients can,t get enough CBD from just smoking pot, ... A non-toxic, non-psychoactive compound in marijuana may block the ... study by researchers in California. , "This is a ... toxic like chemotherapy or radiotherapy. It is a new ...
... Are those black birds flying against a white sky or white ... on those crazy staircases? , Lines in Escher,s drawings can ... does our brain decide which of those shapes to "see?" In ... we are looking at Escher,s art or looking at, say, a ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Ann Taylor Supports the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital's(R) Fourth Annual Thanks and Giving(R) Campaign 2Health News:Radlink Introduces New Family of Digital Imaging Products 2Health News:Radlink Introduces New Family of Digital Imaging Products 3Health News:Statewide Meetings Will Help Pennsylvanians to Choose Among Medicare Prescription Plans 2Health News:QED International Announces Changes to the HealthShares(TM) Orthopedic Repair Index 2Health News:Cannabis Compound May Stop Metastatic Breast Cancer 2Health News:Cannabis Compound May Stop Metastatic Breast Cancer 3Health News:How do we make sense of what we see? 2
(Date:10/22/2014)... Influenza will affect as many as 200,000 people ... United States as high as 49,000 people.  The ... from person to person in respiratory droplets of coughs and ... death, but kills much fewer people each year than the ... fluids including sweat, saliva, blood and other bodily fluids. The ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... , Oct. 22, 2014 InVivo Therapeutics Holdings ... is revolutionizing spinal cord injury (SCI) treatment ... shown to outperform in tissue regrowth in the spinal ... Made from an FDA approved polymer, the scaffold ultimately ... harmless to the human body. NVIV has recently attracted ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... , Oct. 22, 2014 WHEN: Wednesday, October ... complimentary registration available at: http://bit.ly/1yStiU9 ... Vidyasekar and Visionary Innovation Research Group Senior ... electricity, self-assembling materials, nanobots and flexible electronics ... will transform our lives in the coming ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:WholeHealth Products is proud to be releasing its Influenza A and B combo test, on the heels of the announcing of its phase 2 completion of the Rapid Ebola Test 2InVivo Therapeutics Analyst Coverage Initiated: Analyst Report by BrokerBank Securities, Inc. 2InVivo Therapeutics Analyst Coverage Initiated: Analyst Report by BrokerBank Securities, Inc. 3Futuristic Technologies That Will Transform Our World Beyond 2030 2Futuristic Technologies That Will Transform Our World Beyond 2030 3Futuristic Technologies That Will Transform Our World Beyond 2030 4
Surgitie&trade Single Use Ligating Loops without Delivery System with POLYSORB™....
ENDO STITCH™ Single Use Loading Units....
... Endo Stitch™ single use suturing device ... the placement of interrupted or running ... Stitch™ single use suturing device is ... 10mm short with the choice of ...
... Each ENDOKNOT™ consists of a 42" long suture ... is narrow at one end and scored on ... end and swaged to a ST-3 needle. The ... the scored end of the plastic tube. The ...
Medicine Products: