Tobacco Free Initiative (TFI)

WHO Study Group on Tobacco Product Regulation
Report on the Scientific Basis of Tobacco Product Regulation

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The WHO Tobacco Free Initiative announces the release of a WHO Study Group on Tobacco Product Regulation (TobReg) report on the scientific basis of tobacco product regulation. This report presents policy recommendations on the contents and design features of tobacco products, their relationship to dependence potential and consumer appeal; candy-flavoured tobacco products; biomarkers of tobacco exposure and resulting health effects; and, maximum limits for tobacco smoke toxicants. The Study Group hopes that these recommendations will be useful to WHO Member States, and national policymakers and regulators.