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Brand Switching and Toxic Chemicals in Cigarette Smoke: A National Study

Citation

Mendel, Jennifer R.; Baig, Sabeeh A.; Hall, Marissa G.; Jeong, Michelle; Byron, M. Justin; Morgan, Jennifer C.; Noar, Seth M.; Ribisl, Kurt M.; & Brewer, Noel T. (2018). Brand Switching and Toxic Chemicals in Cigarette Smoke: A National Study. PLOS ONE, 13(1), e0189928. PMCID: PMC5764241

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: US law requires disclosure of quantities of toxic chemicals (constituents) in cigarette smoke by brand and sub-brand. This information may drive smokers to switch to cigarettes with lower chemical quantities, under the misperception that doing so can reduce health risk. We sought to understand past brand-switching behavior and whether learning about specific chemicals in cigarette smoke increases susceptibility to brand switching.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0189928

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

PLOS ONE

Author(s)

Mendel, Jennifer R.
Baig, Sabeeh A.
Hall, Marissa G.
Jeong, Michelle
Byron, M. Justin
Morgan, Jennifer C.
Noar, Seth M.
Ribisl, Kurt M.
Brewer, Noel T.

Year Published

2018

Volume Number

13

Issue Number

1

Pages

e0189928

PMCID

PMC5764241

Reference ID

12820