Journal article

Identifying factors that conjointly influence nicotine vaping product relative harm perception among smokers and recent ex-smokers: Findings from the 2016 ITC Four Country Smoking and Vaping Survey

Hua-Hie Yong, Chandan Karmakar, Mohammod Abdul Motin, Ron Borland, Tara Elton-Marshall, K Michael Cummings, Geoffrey T Fong, Mary E Thompson

Drug and Alcohol Dependence | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Use of nicotine vaping products (NVPs) to replace smoking is often influenced by perceived harmfulness of these products relative to smoking. This study aimed to identify factors that conjointly influenced NVP relative harm perception among smokers and ex-smokers. METHODS: Data (n = 11,838) from adult smokers and ex-smokers (quit < 2 years) who participated in the 2016 ITC 4 Country Smoking and Vaping Surveys in Australia, Canada, England and the US were analyzed. Decision tree models were used to classify respondents into those who perceived vaping as less harmful than smoking ("correct" perception) versus otherwise ("incorrect" perception) based on their socio-demographic, smok..

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Awarded by US National Cancer Institute


Awarded by Canadian Institutes of Health Research


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia


Awarded by Ontario Institute for Cancer Research


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 (APP1106451). This study was also supported by a US NCI P01 Pilot study grant to HHY. GTF was supported by a Senior Investigator Grant from the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (IA004).