Authors Cooper J, Borland R, Yong HH. Date August 2011 Publication Link Pub Med Research Category Cessation Country Australia Abstract To assess interest in quitting smoking and quitting activity, and the use of pharmacotherapy and behavioural cessation support, among Australian smokers between 2002 and 2009. METHODS: Data were taken from 3303 daily smokers taking part in a minimum […]
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Australian smokers increasingly use help to quit, but number of attempts remains stable: Findings from the International Tobacco Control study 2002-2009
Trends in beliefs about the harmfulness and use of stop-smoking medications and smokeless tobacco products among cigarettes smokers: Findings from the ITC four-country survey
Authors Borland R, Cooper J, McNeill A, O’Connor R, Cummings KM. Date August 2011 Publication Link http://www.harmreductionjournal.com/content/8/1/21 Research Category Cessation Country 4-country Abstract ABSTRACT:BACKGROUND:Evidence shows that smokers are generally misinformed about the relative harmfulness of nicotine, and smokeless forms of nicotine delivery in relation to smoked tobacco. This study explores changing trends in the beliefs about the harmfulness and […]
In past months, Australian news audiences have been exposed to some exotic, presumed-extinct species on their screens and radios. After more than 15 years, the tobacco industry dodo is back and walking among us, attempting to fly. Australia’s pioneering plain packaging legislation has brought it out into public, in a desperate effort to prevent the fall of a domino that promises to cascade globally, ending the industry’s centrepiece of tobacco promotion: the lure of the pack.
The University of California’s Stan Glantz once remarked that those who lead the tobacco industry are like cockroaches: “They love the dark and they spread disease.”1 Ever since the magnesium glare unleashed by the public release of its internal documents via the 1998
Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement in the United States, the industry has kept well out of public view, working behind the scenes to shore up its ebbing credibility. The court of public opinion told tobacco companies they were regarded as the most untrustworthy of all industries.2 Media appearances had become progressively humiliating as their spin was rejected. But the truth serum contained in the millions of now-public pages of court-ordered internal documents sealed their public fate. The industry had known tobacco killed, but
had lied about it for decades. Their marketing divisions had underlined the vital importance of recruiting youth, and their chemists had been busy working to enhance the addictiveness of nicotine.
Australia’s historic plain cigarette packaging legislation is a weapons-grade public health policy that is causing apoplexy in the international industry. It is likely to have little effect on heavily dependent smokers, who tend to be brand-loyal and less image-conscious, but without
branding, future generations will grow up never having seen category A carcinogens packaged in attractive packs. Today’s 19-year-olds have never seen local tobacco advertising and youth smoking rates are at an all-time low. Plain packs will
turbocharge this trend, making smoking history.
Authors Dave hammond Date 05-2011 Publication Link Tobacco Control PDF LINK Research Category Health Warning Labels Country Canada, USA, Australia, UK, the Netherlands, France, New Zealand,Mexico, Brazil, Beligium, Noraway, Malaysia, china Abstract Objective To review evidence on the impact of health warning messages on tobacco packages. Data sources Articles were identified through electronic databases of published articles, […]
Download Here Socio-Economic Variation in Price Minimizing Behaviors: Findings from the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Four Country Survey
Authors Bill King, Ron Borland, Jeff Fowle Date 08-2007 Publication Link Nicotine & Tobacco Research Research Category Emissions Country Australian, Canada Abstract We investigated how mainstream smoke emissions vary and interrelate in 15 Australian and 21 Canadian brands, using public emissions disclosures from 2001. These disclosures provided emission data for 40 hazardous agents under both […]