New FDA Tobacco Website

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The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has established a new Tobacco web page (as part of the more extensive FDA Homepage). Interestingly the new webpage appears to cover both regulation of tobacco products and guidance on quitting smoking.

This has some useful links to quitting “tools” on the right hand side. These include links to calculate how much you are spending on cigarettes, how addicted you are, and how much of your lifespan you have lost due to smoking.

There is an opportunity to comment on FDA regulation of tobacco in the upper right hand corner (deadline 9/29). You can also access information on the FDA's recently held press event on the e-cigarette and you can subscribe to the website and get information from the tobacco Center on a regular basis.

Although the section on quit smoking products doesn’t provide much useful information other than a comprehensive list of the generic versions of various products, overall the site is an excellent start.

This link will take you to the site:
http://www.fda.gov/TobaccoProducts/default.htm
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MA, MAppSci, PhD

Dr. Jonathan Foulds is an expert in the field of tobacco addiction.

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