Journal article

The impact of vaping and regulatory environment on cigarette demand: behavioral economic perspective across four countries

Bryan W Heckman, Geoffrey T Fong, Ron Borland, Sara Hitchman, Richard J O'Connor, Warren K Bickel, Jeffrey S Stein, Hua-Hie Yong, Georges J Nahhas, Derek A Pope, Ce Shang, Kai-Wen Cheng, David T Levy, K Michael Cummings

Addiction | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Government regulations of nicotine vaping products (NVP) have evolved rapidly during the past decade. The impact of NVP regulatory environment and vaping on cigarette demand is unknown. The current study aims to investigate whether or not respondents' reported cigarette demand, as measured by a hypothetical cigarette purchase task, varies with (1) smoking status, (2) vaping status or (3) NVP regulatory environment (country used as proxy). DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey data from wave 1 of the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Four Country Smoking and Vaping (4CV) Survey (2016). SETTING: Australia, Canada, England and the United States. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 10 316 a..

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