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Proliferation of ‘non-menthol’ cigarettes amid a state-wide flavour ban

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  • Contributors All authors took an active role in the manuscript. LRM, MLG and AL conceptualised and designed the study. LRM collected the data. LRM and AG analysed and interpreted the data. LRM drafted the initial manuscript. LRM, AG, SS, MLG, MKP and AL revised the manuscript for important intellectual content. SS, MLG and AL obtained funding for this study, and AL is responsible for the overall content. All authors approved the final manuscript submitted.

  • Funding Research reported in this publication was supported by National Cancer Institute and FDA Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) Awards (NCI/FDA Grants #U54CA180905 and #U54CA228110).

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  • Competing interests MLG received a research grant from Pfizer and served as a member of a scientific advisory board to Johnson & Johnson. All other authors have no competing interests to declare.

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