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Title: Promoting cessation resources through cigarette package warning labels: a longitudinal survey with adult smokers in Canada, Australia and Mexico (Forthcoming/Available Online)
Authors: Thrasher, James F
Osman, Amira
Moodie, Crawford
Hammond, David
Bansal-Travers, Maansi
Cummings, K Michael
Borland, Ron
Yong, Hua-Hie
Hardin, James
Contact Email: c.s.moodie@stir.ac.uk
Issue Date: 22-Jul-2014
Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group
Citation: Thrasher JF, Osman A, Moodie C, Hammond D, Bansal-Travers M, Cummings KM, Borland R, Yong H & Hardin J Promoting cessation resources through cigarette package warning labels: a longitudinal survey with adult smokers in Canada, Australia and Mexico (Forthcoming/Available Online), Tobacco Control.
Abstract: INTRODUCTION Health warning labels (HWLs) on tobacco packaging can be used to provide smoking cessation information, but the impact of this information is not well understood. METHODS Online consumer panels of adult smokers from Canada, Australia and Mexico were surveyed in September 2012, January 2013 and May 2013; replenishment was used to maintain sample sizes of 1000 participants in each country at each wave. Country-stratified logistic Generalised Estimating Equation (GEE) models were estimated to assess correlates of citing HWLs as a source of information on quitlines and cessation websites. GEE models also regressed having called the quitline, and having visited a cessation website, on awareness of these resources because of HWLs. RESULTS At baseline, citing HWLs as a source of information about quitlines was highest in Canada, followed by Australia and Mexico (33%, 19% and 16%, respectively). Significant increases over time were only evident in Australia and Mexico. In all countries, citing HWLs as a source of quitline information was significantly associated with self-report of having called a quitline. At baseline, citing HWLs as a source of information about cessation websites was higher in Canada than in Australia (14% and 6%, respectively; Mexico was excluded because HWLs do not include website information), but no significant changes over time were found for either country. Citing HWLs as a source of information about cessation websites was significantly associated with having visited a website in both Canada and Australia. CONCLUSIONS HWLs are an important source of cessation information.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/21228
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2014-051589
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Affiliation: University of South Carolina
University of South Carolina
Institute for Social Marketing
University of Waterloo
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Cancer Council Victoria
Cancer Council Victoria
University of South Carolina

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