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Impact of Canada’s menthol cigarette ban on quitting among menthol smokers: pooled analysis of pre–post evaluation from the ITC Project and the Ontario Menthol Ban Study and projections of impact in…

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Title
Impact of Canada’s menthol cigarette ban on quitting among menthol smokers: pooled analysis of pre–post evaluation from the ITC Project and the Ontario Menthol Ban Study and projections of impact in the USA
Published in
Tobacco Control, April 2022
DOI 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2021-057227
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Geoffrey T Fong, Janet Chung-Hall, Gang Meng, Lorraine V Craig, Mary E Thompson, Anne C K Quah, K Michael Cummings, Andrew Hyland, Richard J O'Connor, David T Levy, Cristine D Delnevo, Ollie Ganz, Thomas Eissenberg, Eric K Soule, Robert Schwartz, Joanna E Cohen, Michael O Chaiton

Abstract

Between 2015 and 2018, Canada banned menthol cigarettes. This study pooled data from two pre-post cohort studies (the Ontario Menthol Ban Study, and the International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation (ITC) Canada Survey, conducted in seven provinces) to derive more precise estimates of the impact of Canada's menthol ban on quitting and to apply these estimates to project the impact of a menthol ban in the USA. Weighted multivariable logistic analyses compared post-ban quit success of menthol smokers with non-menthol smokers (for daily smokers and for all (daily + non-daily) smokers), controlling for sex, age, ethnicity, education, baseline smoking status, baseline cigarettes per day and study regions. Projections to the USA were created by multiplying the effect size of the Canadian menthol ban on quitting (percentage of increased quitting among menthol smokers) by the number of menthol smokers overall and among African Americans, from the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health. After the menthol cigarette ban, menthol smokers were more likely than non-menthol smokers to have quit smoking among daily smokers (difference=8.0%; 95% CI: 2.4% to 13.7%,p=0.005) and all (daily+non-daily) smokers (difference=7.3%; 95% CI: 2.1% to 12.5%,p=0.006). The projected number of smokers who would quit after a US menthol ban would be 789 724 daily smokers (including 199 732 African Americans) and 1 337 988 daily+non-daily smokers (including 381 272 African Americans). This pooled analysis of Canada's menthol cigarette ban provides the foundation for estimating the impact of menthol bans in the USA and other countries. Projections suggest that a US menthol cigarette ban would have a substantial impact on increasing quitting.

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Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 4 29%
Other 3 21%
Professor > Associate Professor 1 7%
Student > Bachelor 1 7%
Student > Master 1 7%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 4 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 3 21%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 14%
Psychology 2 14%
Immunology and Microbiology 1 7%
Social Sciences 1 7%
Other 1 7%
Unknown 4 29%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 607. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 December 2022.
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