Journal article

US smokers' reactions to a brief trial of oral nicotine products

Richard J O'Connor, Kaila J Norton, Maansi Bansal-Travers, Martin C Mahoney, K Michael Cummings, Ron Borland



BACKGROUND: It has been suggested that cigarette smokers will switch to alternative oral nicotine delivery products to reduce their health risks if informed of the relative risk difference. However, it is important to assess how smokers are likely to use cigarette alternatives before making predictions about their potential to promote individual or population harm reduction. OBJECTIVES: This study examines smokers' interest in using a smokeless tobacco or a nicotine replacement product as a substitute for their cigarettes. METHODS: The study included 67 adult cigarette smokers, not currently interested in quitting, who were given an opportunity to sample four alternative oral nicotine produc..

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