Journal article

Prevalence and correlates of roll-your-own smoking in Thailand and Malaysia: Findings of the ITC-South east Asia survey

David Young, Hua-Hie Yong, Ron Borland, Hana Ross, Buppha Sirirassamee, Foong Kin, David Hammond, Richard O'Connor, Geoffrey T Fong

Nicotine & Tobacco Research | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2008

Abstract

Roll-your-own (RYO) cigarette use has been subject to relatively limited research, particularly in developing countries. This paper seeks to describe RYO use in Thailand and Malaysia and relate RYO use to smokers' knowledge of the harmfulness of tobacco. Data come from face-to-face surveys with 4,004 adult smokers from Malaysia (N = 2,004) and Thailand (N = 2000), collected between January and March 2005. The prevalence of any use of RYO cigarettes varied greatly between Malaysia (17%) and Thailand (58%). In both countries, any RYO use was associated with living in rural areas, older average age, lower level of education, male gender, not being in paid work, slightly lower consumption of cig..

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