- FAMRI Center
The Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education serves as a focal point for a broad range of research, education, and public service activities for 46 faculty in 11 departments and all 4 schools at UCSF, as well as colleagues at UC Berkeley and UC Merced. It is part of the UCSF Cardiovascular Research Institute and its membership is congruent with the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Tobacco Control Program. The Center is also a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Tobacco Control.
RJ Reynolds has not published a negative randomised clinical trial of Camel Snus for smoking cessation
In 2009, RJ Reynolds Tobacco (RJR) created ‘The Smoker Cessation/Migration Study’, a randomised control trial, to compare Camel Snus to Nicorette nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) for smoking cessation over one year. RJR also examined the effect of providing information on the health benefits of switching from cigarettes to smokeless tobacco (ST). As of April 2016, we have found no evidence that RJR’s study protocol was registered at ClinicalTrials.gov and no evidence that the full results were published in a peer-reviewed journal. Tobacco Control researchers, Eunice Neeley, MD and Stanton A. Glantz, PhD, concluded that regulatory agencies, should require RJR to provide the full results of the trial and use that information, together with the published scientific literature, as part of assessing the accuracy of claims that snus is an effective smoking cessation aid. Click here to read the full article.