Journal article

Discussions between health professionals and smokers about nicotine vaping products: results from the 2016 ITC Four Country Smoking and Vaping Survey

Shannon Gravely, James F Thrasher, K Michael Cummings, Janine Ouimet, Ann McNeill, Gang Meng, Eric N Lindblom, Ruth Loewen, Richard J O'Connor, Mary E Thompson, Sara C Hitchman, David Hammond, Bryan W Heckman, Ron Borland, Hua-Hie Yong, Tara Elton-Marshall, Maansi Bansal-Travers, Coral Gartner, Geoffrey T Fong

Addiction | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Debate exists about whether health professionals (HPs) should advise smokers to use nicotine vaping products (NVPs) to quit smoking. The objectives were to examine in four countries: (1) the prevalence of HP discussions and recommendations to use an NVP; (2) who initiated NVP discussions; (3) the type of HP advice received about NVPs; and (4) smoker's characteristics related to receiving advice about NVPs. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study using multivariable logistic regression analyses on weighted data from the 2016 ITC Four Country Smoking and Vaping Survey (ITC 4CV1). SETTING: Four countries with varying regulations governing the sale and marketing of NVPs: 'most restric..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This study was supported by grants from the US National Cancer Institute (P01 CA200512), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (FDN-148477) and by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (APP 1106451). S.G. was funded by a 3-year Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) Career Development Award in Cancer Prevention (703858). G.T.F. was supported by a Senior Investigator Award from the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research. B.W.H. was supported by NIDA (K23 DA041616). The sponsors had no role in the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis and interpretation of the data; preparation, review or approval of the manuscript; and decision to submit for publication.