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Promoting cessation resources through cigarette package warning labels: a longitudinal survey with adult smokers in Canada, Australia and Mexico.
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PMID:  25052860     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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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.
Authors:
James F Thrasher; Amira Osman; Crawford Moodie; David Hammond; Maansi Bansal-Travers; K Michael Cummings; Ron Borland; Hua-Hie Yong; James Hardin
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-7-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Tobacco control     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1468-3318     ISO Abbreviation:  Tob Control     Publication Date:  2014 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-7-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9209612     Medline TA:  Tob Control     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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