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REPORT:MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH CHANGE IN NICOTINE YIELDS 1998 - 2004,DATA SUBMITTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL LAWS CHAPTER 94: Section 307B, 105 CMR 660.000

Keithly, Lois and Cullen, Doris and Land, Thomas Massachusetts Tobacco Control Program, Massachusetts Department of Public Health (2004) REPORT:MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH CHANGE IN NICOTINE YIELDS 1998 - 2004,DATA SUBMITTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL LAWS CHAPTER 94: Section 307B, 105 CMR 660.000. Massachusetts Tobacco Control Program, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Boston, MA.

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    SUMMARY Since 1997, cigarette manufacturers have delivered nicotine reporting information using testing methods established by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH). Massachusetts General Law chapter 94 section 307B and Department of Public Health Regulations 105 CMR 660.000 mandate that cigarette companies report each year to the Department the nicotine yield ratings for all cigarette brands with a U.S. market share of greater than 1.5%. Nicotine Yield Testing • For all brands tested in both 1998 and 2004 (N = 116), the total amount of nicotine delivered to the smoker has increased significantly: 1.72 mg in 1998 compared to 1.89 mg in 2004. These data were also evaluated by manufacturer. For each of the major manufacturers (i.e.,Brown & Williamson, Lorillard, Phillip Morris, and RJ Reynolds), the increases in nicotine delivered were significant. • Each manufacturer markets many brands of cigarettes and this data was analyzed by brand. Once again, the increases in nicotine delivered were significant. With the exception of Winston cigarettes, all brands that were tested in both 1998 and 2004 had significant increases in nicotine delivered to the smoker. This includes Basic, Camel, Doral, Kool, Marlboro, and Newport cigarettes. • Cigarette brand families (e.g. Marlboro) with a U.S. market share of greater than 1.5% were required to submit nicotine yield information. In 2004, a total of 179 brands were tested from the four major cigarette manufacturers – Brown & Williamson (now owned by RJ Reynolds),Lorillard, Philip Morris, and RJ Reynolds.


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    Item Type: Other
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Health, Tobacco, Cessation, Smoking, Nicotine, Research, Practice, Interventions
    Subjects: Government Publications
    Health > Public Health
    Health > Public Health > Health Risk Factors > Smoking & Tobacco Use
    Government Publications > State Departments of Public Health
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    Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2011
    Last Modified: 23 Jun 2011 16:48
    Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.pitt.edu/id/eprint/545

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