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Trends in Manufacturer-Reported Nicotine Yields in Cigarettes Sold in the United States, 2013–2016
During 2013–2016 manufacturer-reported, sales-weighted nicotine yield in cigarettes increased, most notably for menthol cigarettes. This study assessed manufacturer-reported nicotine yield in cigarettes sold in the United States from 2013 to 2016. Researchers found that the manufacturer-reported average annual nicotine yield of menthol cigarettes increased from 2013 to 2016 in the United States, and sales for all cigarettes in the lowest nicotine-yield quartile declined. A gradual reduction of cigarette nicotine content to nonaddictive levels has been proposed as an endgame strategy to accelerate declines in combustible tobacco smoking. Monitoring of tobacco sales can inform evidence-based tobacco control strategies and regulatory efforts to diminish the addictiveness of cigarettes and reduce smoking-related disease and death.
Senior Press Officer
Office on Smoking and Health
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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