Journal article

Chinese immigrant men smokers' sources of cigarettes in Canada: A qualitative study

Aimei Mao, Joan L Bottorff, John L Oliffe, Gayl Sarbit, Mary T Kelly

TOBACCO INDUCED DISEASES | EUROPEAN PUBLISHING | Published : 2017

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Immigrants often experience economic hardship in their host country and tend to belong to economically disadvantaged groups. Individuals of lower socioeconomic status tend to be more sensitive to cigarette price changes. This study explores the cigarette purchasing patterns among Chinese Canadian male immigrants. METHODS: Semi-structured in-depth interviews were conducted with 22 Chinese Canadian immigrants who were smoking or had quit smoking in the last five years. RESULTS: Because of financial pressures experienced by participants, the high price of Canadian cigarettes posed a significant challenge to their continued smoking. While some immigrants bought fully-taxed cigarettes..

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Grants

Awarded by Canadian Institutes of Health Research


Funding Acknowledgements

This research study was made possible by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (Grant #62R43745) and a postdoctoral fellowship award from the Psychosocial Oncology Research Training (PORT) program.