Journal article

Are Australian smokers interested in using low-nitrosamine smokeless tobacco for harm reduction?

CE Gartner, EV Jimenez-Soto, R Borland, RJ O'Connor, WD Hall

TOBACCO CONTROL | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2010

Abstract

AIMS: To determine (1) whether Australian smokers are aware of low-nitrosamine smokeless tobacco (LNSLT) products and (2) whether they would be interested in using LNSLT either as a long-term substitute for smoking or as an aid to quitting, if these products were to become legally available. METHODS: 401 daily smokers were recruited by a market research company to complete an internet questionnaire about their smoking history, knowledge of smokeless tobacco and intentions to purchase LNSLT under different scenarios. FINDINGS: Just under half (48%) indicated they were willing to buy an LNSLT product. Predictors of an interest in purchasing LNSLT were low income, poorer health, prior SLT use, ..

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