Government Regulation of Tobacco Product Ingredients and Emissions

Authors

Linda L. Pederson
Joanna Cohen
Mary McKenna

Date

January 2009

Type of Report

Special Report

 

There is growing discussion about tobacco product modification as a way to reduce the health risks to tobacco users and nonusers exposed to tobacco products. This Special Report discusses potential impacts of changes in tobacco product ingredients and emissions on population health, on smoking behaviours, on industry reactions and on health communications. The report draws on examples from experiences with light and mild cigarettes, PREPS, and regulation of food products and additives. The authors apply an epidemiological framework to elucidate areas where further research is needed.