Journal article

Which tobacco control policies do smokers support? Findings from the International Tobacco Control Four Country Smoking and Vaping Survey.

Tracy T Smith, Georges J Nahhas, Ron Borland, Yoo Jin Cho, Janet Chung-Hall, Robert T Fairman, Geoffrey T Fong, Ann McNeill, Lucy Popova, James F Thrasher, K Michael Cummings

Preventive Medicine | Published : 2021


As governments consider policy action to reduce smoking, a key factor in creating political will is the level of public support, particularly among smokers who are most affected by the policies. The goal of this paper is to assess and compare the level of support in Canada, the United States, England, and Australia for five smoking control policies: 1) banning menthol in cigarettes, 2) banning cigarette additives, 3) reducing nicotine in cigarettes to make them less addictive, 4) raising the minimum age to purchase cigarettes to 21 years and older, and 5) requiring pictorial warning labels on cigarette packs (examined in the US only). Data for these analyses come from 8165 daily cigarette sm..

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