The impact of reduced ignition propensity cigarette regulation on smoking behaviour in a cohort of Ontario smokers

Authors  O’Connor RJ, Fix BV, Hammond D, Giovino GA, Hyland A, Fong GT, Cummings KM.
Date  12-2010
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 Injury Prevention

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20643872

Research Category  Behavior, Policy
Country  Canada
Abstract This study examined the degree to which legislation intended to reduce the incidence of cigarette-caused fires influenced the behaviours of a cohort of smokers in Ontario. A random digit dialled telephone survey of adult smokers residing in Ontario was conducted in 2005, ending 1 month prior to the reduced ignition propensity (RIP) regulation’s implementation date. A follow-up survey was conducted one year later. Of the baseline participants, 73.0% (n=435) completed the follow-up survey. The frequency of fire risk behaviours was similar across both surveys. At baseline, only 3.7% of smokers interviewed reported that their cigarettes went out on their own ‘often’ while smoking. Following the implementation of the reduced ignition propensity legislation, this increased significantly to 14.7%. Results suggest that the proportion of Ontario smokers who reported engaging in behaviour such as leaving a cigarette burning unattended and smoking in bed actually declined, although these declines were not statistically significant across all measures of fire risk.
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Citation  O’Connor, R. J., Fix, B. V., Hammond, D., Giovino, G. A., Hyland, A., Fong, G. T., et al.
(2010). The impact of reduced ignition propensity cigarette regulation on smoking
behaviour in a cohort of Ontario smokers. Injury Prevention. Retrieved July 27, 2010, from
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20643872.

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