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March 2, 2011: TPSAC Background Materials


DISCLAIMER: The information in these materials is not a formal dissemination of information by FDA and does not represent agency position or policy. The information is being provided to TPSAC to aid the committee in its evaluation of the issues and questions referred to the committee.

Summary of Briefing Package Contents:

-Revised versions of Chapters 1 and 2 of the Menthol Report

-Proposed draft of Chapter 3 and  Chapter 6 of the Committee’s required report on menthol in cigarettes

-Bibliography of all menthol references received from February 1 through February 15, 2011

-Menthol. Lorillard Tobacco Company, July, 2002 (from the UCSF Legacy Tobacco Documents Library)

Massachusetts Tobacco Control Program, Massachusetts, Department of Public Health.

- Changes in Nicotine Yield: 1998-2004 (Fact Sheet)

   http://www.mass.gov/Eeohhs2/docs/dph/tobacco_control/nicotine_yields_1998_2004_factsheet.pdf disclaimer icon 

- CHANGE IN NICOTINE YIELDS 1998 – 2004 (Report)

   http://www.mass.gov/Eeohhs2/docs/dph/tobacco_control/nicotine_yields_1998_2004_report.pdf disclaimer icon 

- Connolly GN, Alpert HR, Wayne GF, Koh H. Trends in nicotine yield in smoke and its relationship with designcharacteristics among popular US cigarette brands, 1997-2005. Tob Control. 2007 Oct;16(5):e5.   www.hsph.harvard.edu/nicotine/trends.pdfdisclaimer icon