The marketing of dissolvable tobacco: social science and public policy research needs

Am J Health Promot. Jul-Aug 2012;26(6):331-2. doi: 10.4278/ajhp.111004-CIT-357.


The latest generation of smokeless tobacco products encompasses a wide range of offerings, including what is commonly referred to as dissolvable tobacco. Designed to deliver nicotine upon dissolving or disintegrating in a user's mouth, dissolvable tobacco products currently appear in various United States markets as strips, orbs, sticks, and lozenges. The emergence of these new products poses distinct opportunities and challenges for social and behavioral science and public health research and raises important public policy questions.

MeSH terms

  • Health Policy
  • Health Services Needs and Demand*
  • Health Services Research / methods*
  • Humans
  • Marketing / ethics*
  • Marketing / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Nicotine
  • Public Policy / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • Public Policy / trends
  • Smoking / economics*
  • Smoking / epidemiology
  • Smoking / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Smoking Cessation / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Social Sciences*
  • United States


  • Nicotine