Journal article

Prevalence, Correlates of, and Reasons for Using Roll-Your-Own Tobacco in a High RYO Use Country: Findings from the ITC New Zealand Survey

David Young, Nick Wilson, Ron Borland, Richard Edwards, Deepa Weerasekera

Nicotine & Tobacco Research | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2010

Abstract

AIM: To describe the prevalence, correlates of, and reasons for use of roll-your-own (RYO) tobacco in a high RYO use and ethnically diverse country: New Zealand (NZ). METHODS: The NZ arm of the International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Survey (ITC Project) is sampled from the New Zealand Health Survey, with boosted sampling of Māori, Pacific peoples, and Asian New Zealanders. We surveyed 1,376 current adult smokers using standard ITC project procedures in 2007-2008. RESULTS: Prevalence of regularly smoking RYOs was 53% (with 38% of all smokers being exclusive RYO smokers). RYO use was higher among disadvantaged smokers, heavier smokers, those with a relatively low intention of quitting..

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