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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Funding Acknowledgements

This study was funded by a new staff start-up grant from the University of Queensland. The funder had no role in the study design, data collection, analysis, writing of the manuscript or decision to publish. CG is supported by an National Health and Medical Research Council Postdoctoral Research Training Fellowship. WH is supported by an National Health and Medical Research Council Australia Fellowship.