Cessation among smokers of "light" cigarettes: results from the 2000 national health interview survey.

@article{Tindle2006CessationAS,
  title={Cessation among smokers of "light" cigarettes: results from the 2000 national health interview survey.},
  author={Hilary Aurora Tindle and Nancy A. Rigotti and Roger B. Davis and Elizabeth M. Barbeau and Ichiro Kawachi and Saul Shiffman},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={2006},
  volume={96 8},
  pages={1498-504}
}
OBJECTIVES A large proportion of smokers erroneously believe that low-nicotine/low-tar cigarettes, also called "light cigarettes" or "lights," reduce health risks and are a rational alternative to smoking cessation. However, the availability of light cigarettes may deter smoking cessation. METHODS We analyzed the 32374 responses to the US 2000 National Health Interview Survey. Current and former smokers ("ever-smokers") were asked if they had ever used a lower tar and nicotine cigarette to… CONTINUE READING

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