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3: Tobacco Products in Today’s Market

Module Description

Content in this module will help students gain a scientific understanding of the health consequences of using alternative tobacco products, such as reduced-nicotine/tar cigarettes, chewing tobacco, snus, and nicotine-only products.

The specific concepts covered in this module include:

  • Differences between regular and tar/nicotine-reduced cigarettes
  • Carcinogens in alternative tobacco products
  • Addiction risk using alternative tobacco products
  • The use of nicotine replacement therapy for quitting

Learning Objectives

After completing this module, it is expected that students will be able to:

  • Discuss the risks of addiction and cancer following use of regular and reduced-nicotine/tar cigarettes
  • Explain why reduced-nicotine and tar cigarettes are just as harmful as regular cigarettes
  • Name and describe the harmful effects of four types of alternative tobacco products
  • Discuss the addiction potential of alternative (both smoked and smokeless) tobacco products
  • Discuss the pros and cons of nicotine replacement therapy products