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Question and Answer with Matt Holman, Ph.D., Director of CTP’s Office of Science

Matt Holman, Ph.D., Director of the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products’ (CTP) Office of Science, has over 17 years of experience working as a regulatory scientist, getting his start at FDA in the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER)....
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How Could Lowering Nicotine Levels in Cigarettes Change the Future of Public Health?

On March 15, 2018, FDA issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) to seek comments on a potential nicotine product standard, encouraging the public to submit comments, research, and data on a number of related topics.
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Questions and Answers on the National Youth Tobacco Survey: How We Collect and Analyze...

Find out how FDA and CDC collect and analyze National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS) data to understand trends in youth tobacco use.
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PATH Study Findings Give Insight into Flavored Tobacco, Health Effects of E-Cigarettes,...

Tobacco regulation is a dynamic field and the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) relies on a robust science base to develop regulations that improve public health. Below you can learn more about initial findings from the Population Assessment...
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Tobacco Regulatory Science Research Program

CTP assesses existing scientific evidence and supports new research to inform regulatory actions intended to protect the public health.
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Quitting Smoking: Closer with Every Attempt

Cigarette smoking remains the leading cause of preventable death and disease in the United States, accounting for 480,000 premature deaths per year.
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Nicotine: The Addictive Chemical in Tobacco Products

Nicotine is a highly addictive chemical compound present in the tobacco plant. Tobacco products, including cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco, hookah tobacco, and most e-cigarettes, contain nicotine.
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Tobacco Use in the Military: A Danger for Those Who Keep Us Safe

United States military personnel—both active duty members and veterans—are willing to risk their lives for their country and to preserve American freedoms. But, this population can be at risk for preventable disease and death caused by tobacco use...
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Lung Cancer and Smoking

Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer of American men and women. Not all people who get lung cancer are smokers, but many people who smoke do get lung cancer.
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Diabetes and Tobacco Use

It is a known fact that smoking poses serious health risks, negatively impacting vital organs like the lungs and the heart. But did you know that smoking can increase your risk for Type 2 diabetes?
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Heart Health and Smoking

When it comes to understanding the health risks of smoking, most people think first about its impact on the lungs. The truth is that smoking can hurt almost any part of your body—including your heart.
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2018 NYTS Data: A Startling Rise in Youth E-cigarette Use

According to 2018 National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS) data, current e-cigarette use—or “vaping”—among middle and high school students increased alarmingly between 2017 and 2018, with over 3.6 million kids currently using e-cigarettes in 2018.
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Tobacco Use in the LGBT Community: A Public Health Issue

Cigarette smoking in the United States is responsible for 480,000 deaths per year, and certain populations are more likely to smoke than others. One population especially at risk for engaging in tobacco use is the lesbian, gay, bisexual,...
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Flavors in Tobacco Products: What are the Potential Risks and Benefits to Public Health?

When the Tobacco Control Act gave FDA authority to regulate tobacco products in 2009, it banned flavors such as strawberry, vanilla, and cinnamon from cigarettes to minimize the attractiveness of these products to kids.
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FDA's Youth Tobacco Prevention Plan

FDA's Youth Tobacco Prevention Plan—a key component of the agency's Comprehensive Plan for Tobacco and Nicotine Regulation—is a series of actions to stop youth use of tobacco products, especially e-cigarettes.
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