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  1. CORESTA Congress, Kunming, 2018, Plenary Session, IG 02

    Cigarette Variability Task Force study designs, statistical considerations, initial observations, and limitations

    MORTON M.J.(1); TAYYARAH R.(2); FLORA J.(1)
    (1) Altria Client Services LLC, Richmond, VA, U.S.A.; (2) ITG Brands, Greensboro, North Carolina, U.S.A. [Presented as a representative of the CVAR TF]
    The objective of the Cigarette Variability Task Force (CVAR TF) is to examine commercial cigarette variability through testing of select cigarette smoke and tobacco filler constituents plus select physical characteristics. To meet this objective, the CVAR ...
  2. CORESTA Congress, Kunming, 2018, Smoke Science/Product Technology Groups, ST 25

    Misperception of e-cigarette harm growing among American adults, 2013-2015

    VERRON T.(1); GUO M.(1); VARIGNON B.(1); O'CONNELL G.(2); WALELE T.(2); CAHOURS X.(1)
    (1) SEITA - Imperial Brands plc, Paris, France; (2) Fontem Ventures B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Electronic cigarettes (e cigarettes) have been characterised as significantly less harmful than smoked tobacco by an increasing number of public health authorities. However, the proportion of American adults who perceive e cigarettes to be equally or more ...
  3. CORESTA Congress, Kunming, 2018, Smoke Science/Product Technology Groups, ST 62

    Immune functions are perturbed to a greater extent with smoking rather than moist snuff use

    TRAN Q.T.(1); ARIMILLI S.(2); JOHNSON E.(3); LIU Gang(1); PRASAD G.L.(1)
    (1) RAI Services Company, Winston-Salem, NC, U.S.A.; (2) Wake Forest University, School of Medicine, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Winston-Salem, NC, U.S.A.; (3) University of North Carolina, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Greensboro, NC, U.S.A.
    Cigarette smoking is a major risk factor for lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and cardiovascular disease (CVD). Existing epidemiological data suggest moist snuff consumption is generally associated with reduced health risks relative to ...
  4. CORESTA Congress, Kunming, 2018, Smoke Science/Product Technology Groups, STPOST 63 (also presented at TSRC 2018)

    Challenges and opportunities in cigar science

    SMITH J.H.(1); AUBUCHON S.M.(1); WAGNER K.A.(1); McKINNEY W.J.(1); GILLMAN I.G.(2); STEVENS R.(3)
    (1) Altria Client Services LLC, Richmond, VA, U.S.A.; (2) Enthalpy Analytical, Inc., Henrico, VA, U.S.A.; (3) ITG Brands LLC, Greensboro, NC, U.S.A.
    An independent Cigar Working Group has been formed by interested cigar stakeholders (e.g. manufacturers and testing laboratories). The goals of the Working Group are to explore opportunities for engagement with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on ...
  5. TSRC, Tob. Sci. Res. Conf., 2018, 72, abstr. 080

    Differential gene expression and functional responses in peripheral blood mononuclear cells pretreated with combustible and non-combustible tobacco products

    TRAN Q.T.(1); ARIMILLI S.(2); LIU Gang(1); MAKENA P.(1); PRASAD G.L.(1)
    (1) RAI Services Company, Winston-Salem, NC, USA; (2) Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC, USA
    Chronic smoking is known to alter immune responses, which compromises tumor surveillance and host defense against microbial infections. We previously showed that smokers (SMK) exhibit distinct peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC) gene expression ...
  6. TSRC, Tob. Sci. Res. Conf., 2018, 72, abstr. 099a & 99b

    Machine made cigar leaf and product workshop

    STEVENS R.(1); BLACK R.(1); GILLMAN I.G.(2); SMITH J.(3); HARTLEY M.(4); LINDEGAARD T.(5)
    (1) ITG Brands LLC, Greensboro, NC, USA; (2) Enthalpy Labs, Durham, NC, USA; (3) Altria Client Services LLC, Richmond, VA, USA; (4) Universal Dark Air-Cured Group, Oxford, NC, USA
    The regulation of tobacco products continues to be a growing focus around the world. For example, in 2016, the FDA finalized a rule in the USA that extended its regulatory authority to all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, cigars, hookah, and pipe ...