APA nominates psychologists to Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee

The FDA committee has been an important vehicle for the application of psychological science to regulatory reform of tobacco control
Last week, APA responded to a call for nominations to the Food and Drug Administration’s Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee (TPSAC) by nominating six psychologists noted for their work in tobacco use research. Though the selection process is slow, APA has enjoyed considerable success with previous nominations. Both Dr. Jack Henningfield and Dr. Dorothy Hatsukami served on the inaugural TPSAC with staggered terms; Henningfield left in 2011 and Hatsukami rotates off in January 2013. Dr. Tom Eissenberg, appointed in 2011, is serving a four year term ending in 2015. The TPSAC, authorized as part of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act of 2009, has been an important vehicle for the application of psychological science to regulatory reform of tobacco control on a variety of issues including mentholated tobacco and public health (PDF, 15KB) and the regulation of dissolvable tobacco products (PDF, 177KB). APA thanks those psychologists who have served and continue serving on this important committee.