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  1. TSRC, Tob. Sci. Res. Conf., 2018, 72, abstr. 036

    Trends in US smokers' perceptions of the relative risks of non-combustible tobacco products versus cigarettes

    CURTIN G.M.(1); SHIFFMAN S.(2); ROHAY J.(2); PYPE S.(2)
    (1) RAI Services Company, Winston-Salem, NC, USA; (2) PinneyAssociates, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Smokers can benefit from switching to less harmful tobacco products, which requires knowledge of relative product risk. However, publicly shared information often emphasizes absolute rather than relative risks. To understand smokers’ perceptions of ...
  2. TSRC, Tob. Sci. Res. Conf., 2018, 72, abstr. 038 (also presented at CORESTA 2018)

    Comparing direct and indirect assessments of perceptions of reduced risk for a modified-risk tobacco product

    SHIFFMAN S.(1); CURTIN G.M.(2)
    (1) PinneyAssociates, Pittsburgh, PA, USA; (2) RAI Services Company, Winston-Salem, NC, USA
    Manufacturers seeking to make claims about modified-risk tobacco products (MRTPs) must assess consumers' perceptions of absolute and relative risks for that product. We cross-validate data from two methods: (a) indirect assessments based on the ...
  3. TSRC, Tob. Sci. Res. Conf., 2018, 72, abstr. 039 (also presented at CORESTA 2018)

    Consumers’ perceptions of disease-specific modified-risk claims are best evaluated in a disease-specific manner

    SHIFFMAN S.(1); CURTIN G.M.(2)
    (1) PinneyAssociates, Pittsburgh, PA, USA; (2) RAI Services Company, Winston-Salem, NC, USA
    Manufacturers seeking to make claims about modified-risk tobacco products (MRTPs) must assess consumers' perceptions of risk reduction for that product. Claims made for the MRTP and assessment of perceived risk reduction can be global (e.g., &quot ...
  4. CORESTA Meeting, Smoke Science/Product Technology, 2017, Kitzbühel, ST 39

    Addressing U.S. FDA’s population health standard for Camel Snus with modified risk messaging

    CURTIN G.(1); BACHAND A.(2); SULSKY S.(2); GERLACH K.(3); PILLITTERI J.(4); SHIFFMAN S.(3)
    (1) RAI Services Co., Winston-Salem, NC, U.S.A.; (2) Ramboll Environ US Corp., Amherst, MA, U.S.A.; (3) Pinney Associates, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA, U.S.A.; (4) Pinney Associates, Inc., Burlington, VT, U.S.A.
    R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company has submitted Modified Risk Tobacco Product applications to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration seeking risk modification orders for Camel Snus advertising, which includes information that smokers who switch completely to ...
  5. CORESTA Meeting, Smoke Science/Product Technology, 2017, Kitzbühel, ST 50 (also presented at TSRC 2017)

    Flavored e-cigarette use among U.S. adults: results from two national surveys

    SHIFFMAN S.(1,2); SEMBOWER M.(1); KIM M.(3); CURTIN G.(3)
    (1) PinneyAssociates, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA, U.S.A.; (2) University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, U.S.A.; (3) RAI Services Co., Winston-Salem, NC, U.S.A.
    Flavored e-cigarettes have generated much controversy and interest. To examine flavored e-cigarette use among U.S. adults, we performed analyses of two national surveys. Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) provides a representative, ...
  6. CORESTA Meeting, Smoke Science/Product Technology, 2017, Kitzbühel, ST 51 (also presented at TSRC 2017)

    Variations in intensity of e-cigarette use, smoking history, and demographics among past-30-day e-cigarette users

    SHIFFMAN S.(1,2); SEMBOWER M.(1); KIM M.(2); CURTIN G.(2)
    (1) PinneyAssociates, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA, U.S.A.; (2) University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, U.S.A.; (3) RAI Services Co., Winston-Salem, NC, U.S.A.
    Analyses that examine e-cigarette use often define "users" as those with any past-30-day use; this ignores substantial variations in use patterns, and leads to incorrect perceptions of e-cigarette users. We used data from a national sample of ...
  7. TSRC, Tob. Sci. Res. Conf., 2017, 71, abstr. 108

    Comprehension and perceptions of reduced risk information for camel snus

    FROST-PINEDA K.(1); PILLITTERI J.(2); SHIFFMAN S.(3); CURTIN G.M.(1)
    (1) RAI Services Company, Winston-Salem, NC, USA; (2) Pinney Associates, Burlington, VT, USA; (3) Pinney Associates, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    A continuum of risk exists among tobacco products, whereby non-combusted products present less health risks than combusted products. Achieving tobacco harm reduction requires risk information be effectively communicated to consumers, while also ...
  8. TSRC, Tob. Sci. Res. Conf., 2017, 71, abstr. 109

    Reduced risk information for camel snus: projecting likelihoods of use among current smokers, former smokers and never tobacco users

    CURTIN G.M.(1); GERLACH K.(2); SHIFFMAN S.(2)
    (1) RAI Services Company, Winston-Salem, NC, USA; (2) Pinney Associates, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    A risk differential exists among tobacco products, whereby non-combusted products present less health risks than combusted products. Informing smokers of the lower risks associated with using a reduced risk product could encourage switching to that ...
  9. TSRC, Tob. Sci. Res. Conf., 2017, 71, abstr. 110

    Modeling the population health effects of Camel snus with reduced risk information

    BACHAND A.(1); SULSKY S.I.(1); SHIFFMAN S.(2); CURTIN G.M.(3)
    (1) Ramboll Environ U.S., Amherst, MA, USA; (2) Pinney Associates, Pittsburgh, PA, USA; (3) RAI Services Company, Winston-Salem, NC, USA
    We present findings from a statistical model, used to assess the population health effects of Camel Snus with reduced risk information. Analyses followed a single cohort of 1 million males from age 13 to age 72, comparing the number of survivors in a base ...
  10. TSRC, Tob. Sci. Res. Conf., 2017, 71, abstr. 111 (also presented at CORESTA SSPT2017)

    Flavored e-cigarette use among U.S. adults: results from two national surveys

    KIM M.(1); SEMBOWER M.(2); SHIFFMAN S.(2); CURTIN G.M.(1)
    (1) RAI Services Company, Winston-Salem, NC, USA; (2) Pinney Associates, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Flavored e-cigarette use among U.S. adults was examined, based on data from two national surveys. PATH provides a representative sample of 32,320 adults (1,575 current established e-cigarette users), surveyed in-person from September 2013 to December 2014 ...