Journal article

Time series analysis of the impact of tobacco control policies on smoking prevalence among Australian adults, 2001-2011

Melanie A Wakefield, Kerri Coomber, Sarah J Durkin, Michelle Scollo, Megan Bayly, Matthew J Spittal, Julie A Simpson, David Hill

BULLETIN OF THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION | WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION | Published : 2014

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To determine the impact of tobacco control policies and mass media campaigns on smoking prevalence in Australian adults. METHODS: Data for calculating the average monthly prevalence of smoking between January 2001 and June 2011 were obtained via structured interviews of randomly sampled adults aged 18 years or older from Australia's five largest capital cities (monthly mean number of adults interviewed: 2375). The influence on smoking prevalence was estimated for increased tobacco taxes; strengthened smoke-free laws; increased monthly population exposure to televised tobacco control mass media campaigns and pharmaceutical company advertising for nicotine replacement therapy (NRT),..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

This study was funded by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (project grant 396402; Principal Research Fellowship 1003567 to Melanie A Wakefield) and by Cancer Council Victoria.