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- Support for regulation
- public policy
- end game
- public opinion
- tobacco industry
In Australia, almost any ingredient is permitted in tobacco products,1 which is a situation aptly described by Dr Nigel Gray as ‘regulatory anarchy’.2
When smokers are informed that ingredients such as cocoa, coffee, peppermint, sugars and other sweeteners are added to most manufactured cigarettes3 and not just ‘niche’ flavoured varieties, many express amusement and surprise, or become shocked and angered.4 Most smokers have little or no notion that these seemingly harmless ingredients can play a deadly role by maximising addiction, increasing the palatability of cigarettes, reducing the smell of secondhand smoke and making it harder for smokers …
Funding Cancer Council Western Australia contracted the Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer Control to complete this evaluation.
Competing interests None.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.