This grant provides support for a one-day media briefing focusing on the Spring 1995 issue of the "Journal of Tobacco Control." The event will be held in Washington, D.C., at the National Press Club and feature the presentation of four papers which focus on the use of smokeless tobacco products (e.g., moist snuff) by youth and the graduation of these products to create and sustain nicotine addiction among youth. Two papers, one from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (Henningfield, et al.) and one from the American Health Foundation in Valhalla, New York (Djordjevic, et al.), show the wide variation in pH and levels of un-ionized nicotine in brands of most snuff. A third paper, from the Office on Smoking and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Tomar, et al.), reviews national survey data on smokeless tobacco use among those aged 12-21 years. The fourth and final paper, from Dr. Greg Connolly of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, reviews information from marketing activities, trade literature, and court documents that indicate the use of a graduation strategy. An editorial by Dr. John Slade that comments on these four papers will appear in this same issue.
Amount Awarded $22,563.00
Awarded on: 4/21/1995
Time frame: 4/21/1995 - 7/5/1995
Grant Number: 27141