The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World commissioned a poll in seven countries: Greece, India, Japan, Norway, South Africa, the UK, and the US. The poll captured the participants’ demographic data, their habits and perceptions regarding tobacco and tobacco harm reduction (THR) products, as well as their experiences quitting tobacco products.
Results of the poll were analyzed and presented as two posters (available below) at the annual Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco meetings held virtually in February 2021. The first poster explores the smoking behavior and motives among women. The results highlight that further intercountry consideration is needed when developing gender specific cessation or tobacco harm reduction interventions.
The second poster, Patterns of Tobacco Usage in India, explores the disparities in how tobacco products are used throughout India based on age groups, gender, education, geography and socioeconomic status:
The @FDATobacco's decision to ban #menthol cigarettes is a good start, but not enough. @JamesKGlassman1 believes we can accelerate an end to combustible cigarettes by countering disinformation & providing incentives to switch to harm reduced alternatives. https://amp.usatoday.com/amp/4972316001
Will the Biden-Harris administration’s embrace of #harmreduction extend to tobacco? Derek Yach (@swimdaily) believes recent policy choices bode well for #tobaccoharmreduction and represent an important step toward ending the smoking epidemic.
https://filtermag.org/evali-misinformation-increased-smoking/ The implications of @Alex_Norcia @Filtermag_org @mbsiegel comments are clear. #Disinformation (Deliberately spread false info) increases adult smoking & will kill people. @FDATobacco & @CDC need to aggressively oppose falsehoods. @SmokeFreeFdn @GregTHR
It’s #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek. Did you know that those who struggle with #mentalillness are also disproportionately suffering from smoking-related illnesses? #Smokingcessation services should be included in more #mentalhealth treatment plans. https://bit.ly/34EKUHI
.@Doctor_Sud was interviewed by @snusforum about the consequences of rampant nicotine misinformation. @Doctor_Sud says, “One of the most common nicotine misconceptions is that nicotine, in quantities consumed in cigarettes or pouches, is carcinogenic.”
Following up on my recently co-authored #OpenScience @qeios pre-print with Dr Fagerström, here is an interview discussing the prevalent nicotine illiteracy that is preventing the realisation of a world free from risky forms of tobacco.
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