October 6, 2010 - Tobacco control experts are calling for additional research on reducing the nicotine content of cigarettes and other tobacco products. Nicotine reduction, they wrote in an article published online October 1 in Tobacco Control, has the potential to profoundly affect smoking rates in the United States, but many outstanding questions remain and will require a focused and collaborative research effort.
PAPER: Nicotine reduction revisited: science and future directions, Dorothy K Hatsukami (firstname.lastname@example.org), Kenneth A Perkins, Mark G LeSage, David L Ashley, Jack E Henningfield, Neal L Benowitz, Cathy L Backinger, Mitch Zeller, Tob Control 2010;19:e1-e10 doi:10.1136/tc.2009.035584, ABSTRACT..
Related paper by Dr. Dorothy Hatsukami and colleagues: Research shows nicotine-free cigs can help quitters by Raghav Mehta, MNdaily.com, 2/15. 2010.
Reference: Experts Urge Further Research on Nicotine Reduction to Decrease Tobacco Addiction, NCI Cancer Bulletin, October 5, 2010, Volume 7/Number 19, 10/5/2010.