Journal article

Effects of a Fact Sheet on beliefs about the harmfulness of alternative nicotine delivery systems compared with cigarettes

Ron Borland, Lin Li, K Michael Cummings, Richard O'Connor, Kevin Mortimer, Tom Wikmans, Lars Ramstrom, Bill King, Ann McNeill

Harm Reduction Journal | BMC | Published : 2012

Abstract

UNLABELLED: BACKGROUND: This study explored the value of providing information in a Fact Sheet to correct misperceptions about the relative harmfulness of nicotine replacement products (NRT) and smokeless tobacco (ST), when compared to cigarette smoking. METHODS: Four convenience samples from different countries (Australia, UK, Sweden and USA) were surveyed concerning their beliefs about the relative harmfulness of smokeless tobacco and NRT. Study participants were given the Fact Sheet that explained that nicotine, as used by consumers, is not particularly harmful and explained why. They were resurveyed one week later regarding their beliefs about the relative harmfulness of smokeless tobac..

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