PCD News Summary for November 25, 2020

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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.

Robin Scala
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
Office: 770-488-5488
Cell: 770-265-5757
Email: RScala@cdc.gov



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