CHESTGuidelines & Topic CollectionsCHEST Pulse PodcastA Conversation With Center for Tobacco Products Director, Dr. Brian King

A Conversation With Center for Tobacco Products Director, Dr. Brian King


Originally aired: November 9, 2022

Join Frank T. Leone, MD, MS, FCCP, Chair of CHEST’s Tobacco/Vaping Work Group, for an interview with Brian King, PhD, MPH, the recently appointed Director of the Center for Tobacco Products (CTP). The CTP is the Food and Drug Administration arm responsible for carrying out the law commonly known as the Tobacco Control Act, which gave the agency broad authority to regulate the manufacturing, distribution, and marketing of tobacco products.

Their conversation touches on key priorities for CTP, the enforcement capacity of the agency, updates on the evaluation of electronic cigarettes, and the goals of reducing nicotine content in cigarettes. Finally, Dr. King shares advice on how you—a member of the chest medicine community—can become more engaged in these types of issues.

To hear more from Dr. King, read his op-ed published in the HPHR Journal. He discusses his vision for bringing health equity to the forefront of tobacco product regulation and public health education.

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Frank T. Leone, MD, MS, FCCP
Chair, CHEST Tobacco/Vaping Work Group

Brian King, PhD, MPH
Director, Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products