Journal article

Smokers' awareness of filter ventilation, and how they believe it affects them: findings from the ITC Four Country Survey

Bill King, Ron Borland, Michael Le Grande, Richard O'Connor, Geoffrey Fong, Ann McNeill, Dorothy Hatsukami, Michael Cummings

TOBACCO CONTROL | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Filter ventilation creates sensations of 'lightness' or 'smoothness' and is also highly effective for controlling machine-tested yields of tar, nicotine and carbon monoxide. Nearly all factory-made cigarettes (FMC) now have filter ventilation in countries such as Australia, Canada, the UK and the USA. Research conducted before 'light' and 'mild' labelling was banned found low smoker awareness of filter ventilation and its effects. This study explores current levels of awareness of filter ventilation and current understanding of its effects in these four countries. METHODS: We used data from the 2018 wave of the ITC Four Country Smoking and Vaping Survey with samples from USA, Eng..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia


Awarded by US National Cancer Institute


Awarded by Canadian Institutes of Health Research


Funding Acknowledgements

The ITC Four Country Smoking and Vaping Project in Australia, Canada, USA and England was supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (APP1106451), US National Cancer Institute (P01CA200512) and Canadian Institutes of Health Research (FDN-148477). GF was supported by a Senior Investigator Grant from the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research.