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
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),..View full abstract
Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council
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.