Journal article

The impact of changing nicotine replacement therapy licensing laws in the United Kingdom: findings from the International Tobacco Control Four Country Survey

Lion Shahab, K Michael Cummings, David Hammond, Ron Borland, Robert West, Ann McNeill

Addiction | WILEY | Published : 2009

Abstract

AIM: To evaluate the impact of a new licence for some nicotine replacement therapy products (NRT) for cutting down to stop (CDTS) on changes in the pattern of NRT use. DESIGN: Quasi-experimental design comparing changes in NRT use across two waves of a population-based, replenished-panel, telephone survey conducted before and after the introduction of new licensing laws in the United Kingdom with changes in NRT use in three comparison countries (Australia, Canada and United States) without a licensing change. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 7386 and 7013 smokers and recent ex-smokers participating in the 2004 and/or 2006/7 survey. MEASUREMENTS: Data were collected on demographic and smoking charact..

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Grants

Awarded by Roswell Park Trans-disciplinary Tobacco Use Research Center


Awarded by Economic and Social Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

The write-up of this study was supported in part by the Roswell Park Trans-disciplinary Tobacco Use Research Center (TTURC-P50 CA111236), funded by the US National Cancer Institute and by Cancer Research UK.