Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/32147
Appears in Collections:Marketing and Retail Journal Articles
Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Attitudes of smokers towards tobacco control policies: findings from the Studying Tobacco users of Pakistan (STOP) survey
Author(s): Siddiqi, Kamran
Siddiqui, Faraz
Boeckmann, Melanie
Islam, Ziauddin
Khan, Amina
Dobbie, Fiona
Khan, Zohaib
Kanaan, Mona
Issue Date: 14-Dec-2020
Citation: Siddiqi K, Siddiqui F, Boeckmann M, Islam Z, Khan A, Dobbie F, Khan Z & Kanaan M (2020) Attitudes of smokers towards tobacco control policies: findings from the Studying Tobacco users of Pakistan (STOP) survey. Tobacco Control. https://doi.org/10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2020-055995
Abstract: Background Public attitude is a political driver in successful implementation of tobacco control policies. We assessed support for a range of tobacco control policies among smokers in Pakistan. Methods We conducted a household survey among adult smokers in 10 cities of Pakistan, using a two-stage random sampling strategy to select households and Kish grid method to select one smoker per household. Attitudes were measured using a five-point ordinal scale on four policy statements: a complete ban on tobacco sale within 10 years; raising the legal age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21; increasing tobacco taxes to fund healthcare and a ban on smoking in cars with minors. Results 6014 participants were interviewed between September 2019 and March 2020. Most participants demonstrated strong support for all policy statements: a ban on smoking in cars with minors (86.5%); a complete ban on tobacco sale within 10 years (82.1%); raising the legal age to buy tobacco (77.9%) and increasing tobacco taxes (68.1%). Smokers’ support for tobacco control policies increased with age but decreased with higher educational attainment and heaviness of smoking. Conclusions There is strong support among smokers in Pakistan to strengthen tobacco control. Given this, policy-makers should strongly consider strengthening existing national policies on tobacco control.
DOI Link: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2020-055995
Rights: This article has been accepted for publication in Tobacco Control following peer review. The definitive copyedited, typeset version Siddiqi K, Siddiqui F, Boeckmann M, et al, Attitudes of smokers towards tobacco control policies: findings from the Studying Tobacco users of Pakistan (STOP) survey, Tobacco Control is available online at: https://doi.org/10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2020-055995 © Authors (or their employer(s)) 2020.Reuse of this manuscript version (excluding any databases, tables, diagrams, photographs and other images or illustrative material included where a another copyright owner is identified) is permitted strictly pursuant to the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC-BY-NC 4.0) http://creativecommons.org
Notes: Output Status: Forthcoming/Available Online
Licence URL(s): http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
STOP_policy_paper_R2.pdfFulltext - Accepted Version328.74 kBAdobe PDFView/Open



This item is protected by original copyright



A file in this item is licensed under a Creative Commons License Creative Commons

Items in the Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

If you believe that any material held in STORRE infringes copyright, please contact library@stir.ac.uk providing details and we will remove the Work from public display in STORRE and investigate your claim.