BAT Science & Technology Report

| March 3, 2016
David O'Reilly

David O’Reilly

Available today, British American Tobacco’s 2015 Science & Technology Report details significant strides in the science of tobacco harm reduction made by BAT’s R&D facility over the past year.

By leveraging world-class science, stimulating scientific collaboration, and openly engaging with stakeholders, the company is striving to accelerate the development of safer tobacco and nicotine products.

Strong stewardship is central to BAT’s development of next-generation products and, having made this a research priority, the report details the company’s expanded research efforts—from plant biotechnology and aerosol science to toxicity testing and population modelling—to ensure its e-cigarettes and tobacco heating products (THPs) are fully characterized and as safe as possible.

Also covered is the real-world impact of BAT’s products, where the company is leading the way in product testing and risk assessment—developing studies reflecting the complexities of human behavior so that effects of these products on the population as a whole can be assessed.

“We have taken the lead in sharing information about our research into tobacco harm reduction,” says David O’Reilly, group scientific and R&D director at BAT.  “We are committed to an open and transparent approach, and in this report we have showcased our approach to the reduced risk substantiation of next generation products.”

The report has been produced in print (copies available on request) or can be downloaded for free from as an interactive PDF that contains additional video interviews with senior BAT scientists.

It is also available from the Apple iBook store or directly from for Android devices. (As this is provided in a fixed-layout format, only newer Android eBook readers such as Adobe Digital Editions are suitable).

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