Journal article

Australian smokers support stronger regulatory controls on tobacco: findings from the ITC Four-Country Survey

David Young, Ron Borland, Mohammad Siahpush, Gerard Hastings, Geoffrey T Fong, K Michael Cummings

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health | PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOC AUSTRALIA INC | Published : 2007

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To examine Australian smokers' attitudes towards regulation of the tobacco industry and to compare their attitudes with those of three similar countries--the United Kingdom (UK), the United States (US), and Canada. METHOD: A telephone survey of 2,056 adult Australian smokers and 6,166 Canadian, US, and UK smokers was conducted in 2004 as the third wave of the International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Four-Country Survey. RESULTS: Australian smokers display the strongest support for regulation. Only 16% believe that tobacco companies should be allowed to advertise/promote cigarettes as they please, 70% agree that tobacco products should be more tightly regulated, and 64% agre..

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