Items of Interest: Research Article

Please find an analytical paper issued today (3/1/23) analyzing the flavor characteristics of the California specific “non-menthol” cigarettes by RJ Reynolds (Camel, Newport) and ITG (Kool).  A second paper chronicles the marketing methods used by these brands. 


An intervention to promote tobacco-free grounds implemented in residential SUD treatment programs was associated with a significant reduction in client smoking and an increase in NRT/pharmacotherapy. These associations were observed both before the COVID-19 pandemic and in the early stages of the pandemic, suggesting that they may be due to the intervention rather than to the pandemic.

In an article recently published within the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) data was analyzed from 485, 746 youths aged 12 to 16 years from the population-based cross-sectional Global Youth Tobacco Survey conducted in 67 countries between 2012 and 2019 and the 2019 National Youth Tobacco Survey in the United States.

Many young adults aren’t aware of the dangers of nicotine, according to new Truth Initiative research. Nearly 1 in 3 believed nicotine to be no more harmful than a cup of coffee; 1 in 4 believed nicotine to be useful as a medical treatment for mood, attention, or memory disorders; and more than 1 in 8 believed that nicotine is only addictive when smoked from a cigarette.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a press release focused on a research study that assessed data from the 2020 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS). Highlights from the press release and article include: