Reducing the Nicotine Content of Cigarettes: Effects in Smokers With Mental Health Conditions and Socioeconomic Disadvantages

Jennifer W. Tidey, Joshua E. Muscat, Jonathan Foulds, A. Eden Evins, Diann E. Gaalema, Rachel L. Denlinger-Apte

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In this commentary, we review results from laboratory studies and randomized clinical trials that have examined the effects of very low-nicotine-content cigarette use in smokers with mental health conditions and socioeconomic disadvantages. On the basis of scientific evidence to date, we conclude that a reduced-nicotine standard for cigarettes would likely reduce cigarette smoking in these populations, without increasing psychiatric symptoms or compensatory smoking.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S26-S28
JournalNicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 23 2019


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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