There is little awareness of the chemical components of cigarette smoke amongst US adults, even though many adults report having looked for relevant information. In a study published in the BMC Public Health, researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill suggest that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) should expand its messaging activities so that information about these constituents reaches all segments of the US population, especially those most vulnerable to tobacco product use and its associated health risks.
The study was covered globally by national and local news outlets online. It did particularly well in US and India, reported by BABW news,Inquisitr and Headlines and Global News in US; and The Times of India, Chennai Online and Business Standard in India. Other coverage includes Le Figaro in France; Abruzzo in Italy; ABC.es in Spain; Terrain Peru; De Morgen in Belgium and bignewsnetwork.com in United Arab Emirates.