RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., May 5, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today it will regulate all tobacco products including e-cigarettes. The rules prohibit sales of e-cigarettes to anyone under 18 and will allow the FDA to regulate the contents of these products.
RTI International is at the forefront of e-cigarette research and has conducted studies on e-cigarette contents, emissions, secondhand exposure, and the effects of e-cigarette advertising on teens.
In response to this breaking news, RTI offers interview availability of tobacco control and e-cigarette experts to discuss the impact of these FDA regulations.
- Matthew C. Farrelly, PhD, Senior Director, Center for Health Policy Science and Tobacco Research, is a leading expert in tobacco control and e-cigarette research, specializing in state tobacco control programs, mass media campaigns and policy interventions. His research has focused on understanding how youth and adults respond to anti-smoking campaign messages.
- Jonathan Thornburg, PhD, Director, Exposure and Aerosol Technology Program, is a leading expert in aerosol science and exposure assessment. He has conducted extensive research on e-cigarette emissions and the potential for secondhand exposure.
- Jennifer C. Duke, PhD, Senior Public Health Analyst, is an expert in the evaluation of social marketing and mass media campaigns, specializing in e-cigarettes, tobacco prevention and tobacco cessation. Her research has focused on understanding youth exposure to mass media campaigns and their impact on health.
- Annice Kim, PhD, Senior Social Scientist, Center for Health Policy Science and Tobacco Research, is an expert in evaluating digital/social media health campaigns, monitoring tobacco and e-cigarette marketing practices and its influence on consumers.
- Youn Ok Lee, PhD, Social Scientist, studies health behavior and policies around the use of e-cigarettes and tobacco products. Her research has focused on use behavior patterns among youth and adults as well as monitoring evolving e-cigarette devices and trends.
To request an interview, contact Lindsey Luxon at [email protected] or 919.541.7340.
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