Journal article

Smokers' risk perceptions and misperceptions of cigarettes, e-cigarettes and nicotine replacement therapies

Bill King, Enjelita Ndoen, Ron Borland

DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW | WILEY | Published : 2018

Abstract

INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: To identify the range and coherence of smokers and recent ex-smokers' general beliefs about the harms associated with smoking and the implications of these beliefs for their assessments of the relative harms and addictiveness of various nicotine containing products. DESIGN AND METHODS: The study consisted of 18 single participant interviews with current smokers or vapers (13 M, 5 F) and three focus groups (15 M, 14 F) with current smokers/vapers and recent quitters. Both individual interviews and focus groups included semi-structured discussions of how nicotine and cigarette smoke cause disease and addiction, and a structured task involving rating the relative harmfuln..

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Grants

Awarded by Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth) Tobacco Harm Reduction Programme


Awarded by Hollings Cancer Center Support Grant at the Medical University of South Carolina


Awarded by NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE


Funding Acknowledgements

This study was supported by the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth) Tobacco Harm Reduction Programme (2014-0152) and by pilot research funding from the Hollings Cancer Center Support Grant (P30 CA138313) at the Medical University of South Carolina.