Journal article

Use of nicotine replacement therapy and stop-smoking medicines in a national sample of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander smokers and ex-smokers

David P Thomas, Viki L Briggs, Sophia Couzos, Kathryn S Panaretto, Anke E van der Sterren, Matthew Stevens, Ron Borland

MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA | WILEY | Published : 2015

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To examine the use of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) and the stop-smoking medicines (SSMs) varenicline and bupropion in a national sample of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander smokers and recent ex-smokers. DESIGN, SETTINGS AND PARTICIPANTS: The Talking About The Smokes (TATS) project used a quota sampling design to recruit a nationally representative sample of 1721 smokers and ex-smokers who had quit ≤ 12 months before from communities served by 34 Aboriginal community-controlled health services and one community in the Torres Strait. Baseline surveys were conducted from April 2012 to October 2013. These were compared with 1017 daily smokers from the general Australian pop..

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