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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a perspective piece from Mitch Zeller, director of the FDA Center for Tobacco Products, outlining where the agency is in the premarket review process and plans for the coming year. In it, he notes that they have processed applications for 4.8 million products from 230 companies.
To coincide with the launch of this year’s Tips From Former Smokers campaign, CDC is also releasing a special supplement in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine (AJPM) focusing on the role of tobacco quitlines. The articles in the supplement address how quitlines have been able to reach, adapt, tailor and innovate to serve more than 10 million Americans since 2004.
A recent study published in the journal, Pediatrics, highlights data from the US Population of Tobacco and Health Study. The data showed that youth who tried multiple tobacco products before age 18 had a 15% greater risk of progressing to daily cigarette use than youth who tried only one.
A white paper published by the American College Health Association argues that college campuses have a unique opportunity to enact policies and interventions to discourage e-cigarette use in college communities.