Principal Investigators: Olga Rass
Funding Mechanism: Research Contract
ID number: HHSF223201510002B
Award Date: 12/4/2017
Institution: Research Triangle Institute International
The goal of this study is to investigate the role of menthol in progression to regular smoking among youth. Researchers will analyze FDA's Public Education Campaign on Teen Tobacco (ExPECTT) longitudinal survey data to evaluate differences between menthol and non-menthol cigarette smokers in the likelihood of progression and rates of progression from never or experimental use to established smoking. Youth aged 11-16 years were enrolled in the ExPECTT study (n=6,743), and 4,210 completed all five surveys. Findings will provide new information about the use of menthol cigarettes by youth and young adults and may inform regulatory activities related to menthol.