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Flavoring Inhalation Toxicology and Health Effects
Flavors increasingly drive the use of emerging tobacco and non-tobacco products. Many tobacco flavoring ingredients labeled ‘Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS)’ were intended for foods but have not been evaluated for inhalation toxicity and human health effects. Flavors appear to play an important role in attracting users to these emerging tobacco products. Data are needed to understand consumer perceptions and use of flavored tobacco products, as well as the toxicity and health effects of such products.
Our mission is to understand the inhalation toxicology and human health effects of emerging flavoring chemicals and flavors used in electronic cigarettes and emerging tobacco and non-tobacco products (e-cigarettes, hookah/waterpipe, iQOS and conventional tobacco/cigarettes).
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