Journal article

Trends in E-Cigarette Awareness, Trial, and Use Under the Different Regulatory Environments of Australia and the United Kingdom

Hua-Hie Yong, Ron Borland, James Balmford, Ann McNeill, Sara Hitchman, Pete Driezen, Mary E Thompson, Geoffrey T Fong, K Michael Cummings

NICOTINE & TOBACCO RESEARCH | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2015

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: E-cigarettes (ECs) have gained significant attention in recent years. They have been introduced in jurisdictions with divergent existing laws that affect their legality. This provides the opportunity for natural experiments to assess effects of such laws in some cases independent of any formulated government policy. We compare patterns of EC awareness and use over a 3 year period in Australia where laws severely restrict EC availability, with awareness and use in the United Kingdom where ECs are readily available. METHODS: Data analyzed come from Waves 8 and 9 (collected in 2010 and 2013, respectively) of the International Tobacco Control surveys in Australia and the United Kin..

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Awarded by Roswell Park Transdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research Center - National Cancer Institute of the United States


Awarded by National Cancer Institute of the United States


Awarded by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation


Awarded by Canadian Institutes of Health Research


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia


Awarded by Cancer Research UK


Awarded by Canadian Tobacco Control Research Initiative


Awarded by Economic and Social Research Council


Awarded by Medical Research Council


Awarded by NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE


Funding Acknowledgements

The ITC Four-Country Survey is supported by multiple grants including R01 CA 100362 and P50 CA111236 (Roswell Park Transdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research Center) and also in part from grant P01 CA138389 and an ITC pilot study grant (Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina), all funded by the National Cancer Institute of the United States, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (045734), Canadian Institutes of Health Research (57897, 79551), National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (265903, 450110, APP1005922), Cancer Research UK (C312/A3726), Canadian Tobacco Control Research Initiative (014578); Centre for Behavioural Research and Program Evaluation, National Cancer Institute of Canada/Canadian Cancer Society.