CASEL Special Issue on Regulatory Research Advances on Premium Cigars
As part of CASEL’s mission to disseminate timely TRS priority research from our community, we are proud to announce the release of a special issue of Nicotine & Tobacco Research, “Regulatory Research Advances on Premium Cigars.” Rising premium cigar sales in the U.S. over the past decade have implications for proposed U.S. regulatory actions on all cigar products and requires rigorous empirical research. Led by Drs. Cris Delnevo and Andrea Villanti from the Rutgers Institute for Nicotine & Tobacco Studies and Dr. Cassandra A. Stanton from Westat, this special issue brings together multi-disciplinary research findings to expand the limited published evidence on premium cigars in several key areas: patterns of use and characteristics of people who use premium cigars; premium cigar marketing and perceptions of use; and health-related outcomes of premium cigar use. We are pleased to showcase research that addresses a range of factors associated with premium and nonpremium cigar use and invite you to check out the issue by clicking here.
Led by Drs. Maciej Goniewicz from the WNY Center for Research on Flavored Tobacco Products (CRoFT) and Cassandra A. Stanton from CASEL, this special issue brings together multi-disciplinary research findings on how restricting characterizing flavours in non-cigarette tobacco products (including but not limited to e-cigarettes) impacts product appeal, user behavior, chemistry and toxicity of flavoured products, and short/long term health outcomes to inform tobacco product standards and policies. The special issue highlights population-based studies exploring the effects of flavor restrictions on youth and adult current tobacco product users before and after flavor related polices took effect either at state or national levels. Additionally, this issue includes timely empirical observational and laboratory-based studies, reports, and commentaries examining how tobacco product composition and marketing strategies have been modified by manufacturers, distributors, and sellers in response to flavor restrictions. Please check out the issue here.
Special Series in Respiratory Disease and Nicotine/Tobacco Use
As part of CASEL’s special series highlighting work in the priority area of respiratory health outcomes and nicotine/tobacco use, we bring your attention to a Special Issue, Respiratory Disease and Nicotine/Tobacco Use, that was just published open access in Nicotine & Tobacco Research.
Recent and rapidly arising critical health events, such as EVALI and the SARS CoV-2 pandemic, highlight the importance of examining how tobacco and nicotine products may influence and interact with respiratory health. This Special Issue on respiratory disease associations with cigarettes and non-cigarette nicotine and tobacco use includes a collection of multidisciplinary studies that begin to examine the effect of tobacco and nicotine use from the cellular level to patterns of use and symptomology at the population level. Please check out the issue or download any of the 13 papers here:https://academic.oup.com/ntr/issue/22/Supplement_1
Patterns of Tobacco Product Use in the United States: Transitions across Three Waves of the PATH Study (2013-2016)
A Special Issue, Patterns of Tobacco Product Use in the United States: Transitions across Three Waves of the PATH Study (2013-2016), has been published in Tobacco Control. This Special Issue, a collaboration between NIDA, FDA, CDC, Westat and Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, examines tobacco transition behaviors and correlates of these behaviors using data from the NIH and FDA supported Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study, a U.S. nationally representative longitudinal tobacco study of about 46,000 persons aged 12+ years. The issue includes a series of peer-reviewed papers, each focused on a tobacco product (cigarette, e-cigarette, hookah, cigar, and smokeless) and examining 3-wave longitudinal pathways of exclusive and poly- tobacco product use for youth, young adults, and adults 25 years or older. Longitudinal three-wave pathways of exclusive and poly- tobacco initiation among baseline never users are also featured, with exploration of common pathways for new initiators of e-cigarettes and cigarettes. Moreover, three papers in the issue use weighted generalized estimating equations to evaluate correlates of tobacco product initiation, cessation, and relapse. Please check out the issue or download any of the 11 papers here:
Chemistry, Toxicology, and Addiction Research on Waterpipe Tobacco
The need for evidence to guide the FDA into best evidence-based strategies to limit the spread of waterpipe use among young people and harm to public health was the rationale for NIH’s issuance of an R01 program to address the “Chemistry, Toxicology, and Addiction Research on Waterpipe Tobacco.” The collective research projects aimed to address the biomedical, behavioral and social science research to inform regulatory action on waterpipe tobacco products. Nine research teams were funded under this program and comprised the Waterpipe Tobacco Special Interest Group; their findings are presented in this special issue.
Standards to Reduce Nicotine in Combusted Tobacco in the United States
A Special Issue, Standards to Reduce Nicotine in Combusted Tobacco in the United States, was just published open access in Nicotine and Tobacco Research. This Special Issue on nicotine standards in the United States will address many of the questions raised in the FDA’s Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) through a series of policy commentaries from leaders in the field and timely empirical studies across a variety of topic areas within the proposed comprehensive nicotine standards plan. The questions addressed in this issue include: (1) the threshold dose of nicotine (and other constituents) that would lead to minimally addictive cigarettes; (2) the effects of a nicotine product standard in smokers with co-morbidity, youth and young adult smokers, and menthol smokers; (3) a step-down or targeted data approach to reducing nicotine in cigarettes; (4) perceptions and communications about product standards; and (5) requirements associated with the implementation of a nicotine product standard. Please check out the issue or download any of the 23 papers here: https://academic.oup.com/ntr/issue/21/Supplement_1
Standard Measures for Tobacco Regulatory Research: The PhenX Toolkit Collections
The papers in this Special Issue showcase the measurement collection in the PhenX Toolkit that were established for use in tobacco regulatory research, and will provide investigators a better understanding as to the purpose and scope of project. It also allows investigators to cite support for their use of the measures in grant applications and publications. Hopefully, it will provide a foundation for their engagement in determining the content for future updates to the collections, as well.
Addictive Behaviors (Electronic ISSN: 0306-4603) is an international peer-reviewed journal publishing high quality human research on addictive behaviors and disorders since 1975. The journal accepts submissions of full-length papers and short communications on substance-related addictions such as the abuse of alcohol, drugs and nicotine, and behavioral addictions involving gambling and technology. We primarily publish behavioral and psychosocial research but our articles span the fields of psychology, sociology, psychiatry, epidemiology, social policy, medicine, pharmacology and neuroscience.
Tobacco Regulatory Science Special Issue on Eye Tracking
Tobacco Regulatory Science (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. All articles describe the policy relevance of the research outcomes. Given the global nature of tobacco regulation, particularly as a result of international and national policies, Tobacco Regulatory Science publishes high quality research that is relevant to global regulatory needs and requirements. Tobacco Regulatory Science is published electronically 6 times per year.
Tobacco Regulatory Science just published a special issue on behavioral laboratory methods with articles by members of the TCORS Behavioral Pharmacology Working Group, organized by Gerry Valentine. Subscribers can read it here (two articles are open access).