Supported by Michael J. Dowd, Regina M. Dowd, Patrick J. Coughlin, the Penrose Foundation, and the Cooley Family Fund for Critical Research of the Oregon Community Foundation.
The New England Journal of Medicine
Tobacco products -- Additives, Tobacco products -- Composition -- Analysis, Electronic cigarettes
Professor James F. Pankow reveals striking similarities between the patterns in the flavoring chemicals used in flavored tobacco products and those in popular candy and Kool-Aid products. The authors analyzed 12 artificially flavored candy and fruit drink products and compared them to 15 widely-available flavored tobacco products. They found significant overlap in the chemical signatures of the flavor chemicals. Several of the tobacco products contained flavor chemicals at much higher concentrations than in the non-tobacco products.
Brown, J. E., Luo, W., Isabelle, L. M., & Pankow, J. F. (2014). Candy Flavorings in Tobacco. New England Journal of Medicine, 370(23), 2250-2252.