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Geographic Distribution of Poison Events Associated with Dissolvable Tobacco Products, United States, 2009-2011

Geographic Distribution of Poison Events Associated with Dissolvable Tobacco Products, United States, 2009-2011

Principal Investigator: Deborah Carr and Ii-Lun Chen

Funding Mechanism: Research Contract

ID number: HHSF223201210414A

Award Date: 1/9/2013

Institution: American Association of Poison Control Centers


Little is known about the frequency and geographic distribution of poison events associated with dissolvable tobacco products (dissolvables). The goal of this two-year descriptive study is to understand the frequency and geographic distribution of poison events associated with dissolvables. Investigators will analyze 2009-2011 data from the National Poison Data System, which contains information on poison exposures reported by consumers across the United States. Specific aims are: (1) to compute and describe the frequency of poison events associated with dissolvables overall and by demographics and other factors; and (2) to assess whether poison events are associated with the geographic distribution of dissolvables. Study findings may inform FDA regulatory activities that seek to protect the public health from poison events associated with dissolvables.