Spotlight on Science: Data from the NYTS 2022

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CDC and FDA Release NYTS Findings on Youth Use of All Tobacco Products

On Nov. 10, CDC and FDA released results on youth tobacco product use from the 2022 National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS). Findings show that in 2022, more than 1 in 10 middle and high school students (3.08 million) had used a tobacco product during the past 30 days—including 16.5% of high school and 4.5% of middle school students.

Additionally, on Oct. 6, CDC and FDA released federal data from the 2022 National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS) on e-cigarette use among U.S. youth. The findings, published in Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report, show that youth use of e-cigarettes remains high, with 2.5 million (9.4%) of the nation’s middle and high school students reporting current e-cigarette use.

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New NYTS 2022 Infographic Available

Are you looking for the latest data and information about youth tobacco use? See the 2022 National Youth Tobacco Survey infographic.

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PMTA Decisions

FDA continues to make decisions on premarket tobacco product applications (PMTAs), including the following:

  • October 26, 2022: Marketing Denial Orders Logic, LLC (Logic Pro Menthol e-Liquid Package and Logic Power Menthol e-Liquid Package)
  • October 6, 2022: Marketing Denial Orders Magellan Technology Inc. (Hyde)

PMTA Marketing Decisions

Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study Updates

Latest Data Files Released

Researchers can now access new and updated data files from the PATH Study, including: 

New data sets:  

Updated datasets: 

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Designing and Conducting Studies for Tobacco Applications

On August 23, FDA issued a final guidance, “Tobacco Products: Principles for Designing and Conducting Tobacco Product Perception and Intention Studies.”

This guidance is intended to help applicants design and conduct tobacco product perception and intention (TPPI) studies that may be submitted as part of a modified risk tobacco product (MRTP) application, a premarket tobacco product application (PMTA), or a substantial equivalence report (SE Report). TPPI studies can be used to assess, among other things, individuals’ perceptions of tobacco products, understanding of tobacco product information (e.g., labeling, modified risk information), and intentions to use tobacco products. These studies provide critical information during the review of product applications and this guidance provides recommendations on how to perform these studies.

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FDA Issues Warning Letters to Manufacturers

  • On Nov. 16, FDA issued warning letters to five firms for the unauthorized marketing of 15 different e-cigarette products. Each e-cigarette product is packaged to look like toys, food, or cartoon characters and is likely to promote use by youth. None of the manufacturers submitted a premarket application for any of the unauthorized products.
  • On Aug. 18, FDA issued a warning letter for marketing illegal flavored nicotine gummies—the first warning letter for this type of product. These types of gummies are of particular public concern because of their resemblance to kid-friendly food or candy products and the potential to cause severe nicotine toxicity or even death among young children. 
  • FDA remains vigilant in overseeing the market and will continue to use our compliance and enforcement resources to curb the unlawful marketing of non-tobacco nicotine (NTN) products. As of Oct. 31, FDA has issued a total of over 60 warning letters to manufacturers, including brands popular among youth such as Puff Bar.

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Current Funding Opportunities

NIH Tobacco Regulatory Science Program (TRSP) Funding Opportunity Announcements

  • Mentored Research Scientist Career Development Award in Tobacco Regulatory Research (K01; NOT-OD-22-081orNOT-OD-22-082)
  • Pathway to Independence Award in Tobacco Regulatory Research (K99/R00; NOT-OD-220-083orNOT-OD-22-084)
  • Maximizing the Scientific Value of Existing Biospecimen Collections: Scientific Opportunities for Exploratory Research (R21; RFA-OD-21-004)
  • Secondary Analyses of Existing Datasets of Tobacco Use and Health (R21; RFA-OD-21-003)
  • Tobacco Regulatory Science (R01; RFA-OD-21-002)

Funding Opportunities

Recent Publications by CTP Researchers


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