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Flavor Studies Analyze Cigarettes in Three Countries


Despite evidence showing that banning flavored tobacco products can reduce their use and increase quit attempts, no such ban currently exists in Indonesia, Vietnam, or the Philippines—countries where one quarter or more of the adult population (and 40% or more of adult males) smoke and where sales of flavored tobacco products are growing.  

Researchers from IGTC and Portland State University analyzed dozens of flavored tobacco products sold in Indonesia, Vietnam, and the Philippines, to assess the presence, levels and mix of 180 individual flavor chemicals in these products—all of which can be manipulated by manufacturers to maximize potential consumer appeal.   

The results are documented in a series of recently published papers as well as a video summarizing the study and its implications. Learn more now.