The scientific basis of tobacco product regulation

World Health Organ Tech Rep Ser. 2007:(945):1-112, back cover.


This report presents the conclusions reached and recommendations made by the members of the WHO Study Group on Tobacco Product Regulation at its third meeting, during which it reviewed four background papers specially commissioned for the meeting and which dealt, respectively, with the following four themes. 1. The contents and design features of tobacco products: their relationship to dependence potential and consumer appeal. 2. Candy-flavoured tobacco products: research needs and regulatory recommendations. 3. Biomarkers of tobacco exposure and of tobacco smoke-induced health effects. 4. Setting maximum limits for toxic constituents in cigarette smoke. The Study Group's recommendations in relation to each theme are set out at the end of the section dealing with that theme; its overall recommendations are summarized in section 6.

MeSH terms

  • Advertising / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Biomarkers
  • Biomedical Research / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • Candy
  • Consumer Product Safety / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • Global Health
  • Government Regulation
  • Harm Reduction
  • Humans
  • Maximum Allowable Concentration
  • Nicotine / toxicity
  • Smoking / adverse effects
  • Smoking / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Smoking Prevention
  • Tobacco Industry / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • Tobacco Smoke Pollution / adverse effects*
  • World Health Organization


  • Biomarkers
  • Tobacco Smoke Pollution
  • Nicotine