Tobacco — December 16, 2011

The Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Section is STILL eager to hear from you about your data needs. We are working with an independent contractor to collect your opinions about our reports and your preferences for future changes. Please take a few minutes to fill out the survey now. The link will be active until Wednesday, December 21, 2011.

Support the state of Maryland’s new campaign pushing back against cigar smoking, www.thecigartrap.com.

Articles & Reports

Monitoring the Future 2011 Report

Monitoring the future is an ongoing study of the behaviors, attitudes and values of 8th, 10th and 12th grade students. The 2011 results show decreases in teen smoking in all three grades. Principal Investigator Lloyd Johnston notes in the press release, “Future progress in lowering teen smoking rates is likely to depend on there being further changes in the external environment.”

Institute of Medicine Report: Scientific Standards for Studies on Modified Risk Tobacco Products, December 2011

The FDA Center for Tobacco Products will take these IOM recommendations into consideration in developing its guidance and/or regulation on the scientific evidence required for the assessment and ongoing review of modified risk tobacco products.

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