Journal article

Electronic Cigarette Use and Understanding Among a National Sample of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Smokers

David P Thomas, Nadia Lusis, Anke E Van der Sterren, Ron Borland

Nicotine & Tobacco Research | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2019

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Adult daily smoking prevalence in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population is 2.8 times that of other Australians. There is little data on prevalence of electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We measured e-cigarette use and beliefs about their harmfulness in national samples of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander smokers and of all Australian smokers. METHODS: The Talking About the Smokes project interviewed a nationally representative quota sample of 1301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander smokers between August 2013 and August 2014. The Australian Wave 9 survey of the long-running International Tobacco Cont..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the Australian Government Department of Health for the Talking About the Smokes project.