Tobacco product regulation has the potential to help reduce tobacco attributable disease by reducing the toxicity of these products and by reducing the prevalence of tobacco use and addiction
- FCTC, Framework Convention on Tobacco Control
- FDA, Food and Drug Administration
- FTC, Federal Trade Commission
- ISO, International Organization for Standardization
- harm reduction
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↵* In the present article we follow the convention1218 of using the term “addiction” in place of the more technical term “dependence”, which can also include “withdrawal” as defined by the WHO (1992—ICD10) and American Psychiatric Association.19 We note that the risk of the development and persistence of addiction, which contribute to addiction prevalence, is related to pharmacological factors, technically referred to as abuse liability,20 as well as factors affecting the acceptability of the formulation, ease of dosing, access, and marketing.12132122 Regulation could exert control over all of these contributors to addiction risk and prevalence; however, the present commentary is focused on characteristics of the product that contribute to its addiction risk and addiction prevalence.
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