Despite FDA ban, flavored cigarettes still available for purchase over the Internet

From: News Medical

Source: University of Southern California


“We weren’t surprised that the web is being used to circumvent tobacco regulations,” said Jon-Patrick Allem, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow with the USC Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science (TCORS) and corresponding author on the study. “Most surprising was the constant rate of interest in the illegal products (the cigarettes) versus the legal products (cigars).”

The study is among the first to examine the reactions of consumers and the tobacco industry to flavored cigarette bans, which are also in force in the European Union and other countries.

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