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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 148  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 14-24

Regulation of toxic contents of smokeless tobacco products

1 Data Management Laboratory, Noida, India
2 Department of Oncology-Pathology, Karolinska University Hospital, Solna, Stockholm, Sweden
3 Data Management Laboratory, Noida; Division of Informatics, Systems & Research Management, Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi, India
4 Division of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, ICMR-National Institute of Cancer Prevention & Research, Noida, India
5 School of Preventive Oncology, Patna, India
6 WHO FCTC Global Knowledge Hub for Smokeless Tobacco, Noida, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr Amit Kumar
Data Management Laboratory, ICMR-National Institute of Cancer Prevention & Research, Noida 201 301, Uttar Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijmr.IJMR_2025_17

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Effective regulation of contents of tobacco products is one of the primary milestones to reduce negative health effects associated with the use of smokeless tobacco (SLT) products. As per the available sources, testing of some SLT products has been done on ad hoc basis, but there is a lack of comprehensive and periodic analysis of these products. In addition, the available results indicate huge variations among the levels of pH, 4-(methylnitrosamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanone, N-nitrosonornicotine, benzo[a]pyrene, heavy metals and nicotine within different products as well as within different brands of the same product. This review was aimed to throw light on the variations and gaps in testing of SLT products and emphasize the need for strong policy regulation for monitoring the chemical constituents of these products.

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