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Research Letter
January 7, 2019

Changes in Flavored Tobacco Product Use Among Current Youth Tobacco Users in the United States, 2014-2017

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Biostatistics, College of Public Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha
JAMA Pediatr. 2019;173(3):282-284. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2018.4595

Although characterizing flavors other than menthol in cigarettes is prohibited in the United States,1 flavored noncigarette tobacco products are widely available, and flavoring has become 1 of the leading reasons for current tobacco use among youths.2 In 2018, the US Food and Drug Administration issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking on regulation of flavors in tobacco products.3 This study examined the changes in self-reported flavored tobacco product (FTP) use among youth tobacco users between 2014 and 2017.