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Australian urban Indigenous smokers' perspectives on nicotine products and tobacco harm reduction

Overview of attention for article published in Drug & Alcohol Review, May 2017
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Title
Australian urban Indigenous smokers' perspectives on nicotine products and tobacco harm reduction
Published in
Drug & Alcohol Review, May 2017
DOI 10.1111/dar.12549
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Authors

Kym Yuke, Pauline Ford, Wendy Foley, Allyson Mutch, Lisa Fitzgerald, Coral Gartner

Abstract

Indigenous Australians experience a significant gap in life expectancy compared with non-Indigenous Australians. Indigenous communities have high-smoking prevalence and low engagement with cessation therapies. This qualitative research, conducted in an urban Australian Indigenous community, explored smokers' views on smoking, quitting and engagement with current nicotine replacement therapies. Opinions on acceptability of tobacco harm reduction were sought. We explored the acceptability of novel nicotine products, that is, new or unfamiliar products, including non-therapeutic options, such as e-cigarettes. Focus groups and individual interviews with adult Indigenous daily smokers (n = 27) were used. Current and novel nicotine products were displayed and demonstrated. Discussions were audio-recorded, transcribed and analysed thematically. Participants expressed interest in trying existing and novel nicotine products. Short-to-medium term use of nicotine replacement therapy for quitting was generally acceptable; views on long-term use were mixed. Interest in use of tobacco substitutes depended on their perceived effectiveness, providing a 'kick' and 'relieving stress'. Desirable qualities for tobacco substitutes were identified with gender differences and product preferences noted. The unpleasant taste of existing products is a barrier to both short-term and long-term use. We found substantial interest in trying some existing and novel nicotine products, mostly for short-term use. A number of attributes were identified that would make nicotine products potentially acceptable as a long-term substitute. Some participants were interested in long-term substitution if acceptable products were available. Improvements in current products and access to novel products are needed if tobacco harm reduction is to be acceptable. [Yuke K, Ford P, Foley W, Mutch A, Fitzgerald L, Gartner C. Australian urban Indigenous smokers' perspectives on nicotine products and tobacco harm reduction. Drug Alcohol Rev 2017;00:000-000].

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 24 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 5 21%
Professor 3 13%
Student > Master 3 13%
Other 3 13%
Unspecified 3 13%
Other 7 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 6 25%
Psychology 5 21%
Unspecified 3 13%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 13%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 8%
Other 5 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1. 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 12 May 2017.
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#7,727,114
of 12,366,641 outputs
Outputs from Drug & Alcohol Review
#1,020
of 1,160 outputs
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#150,391
of 268,532 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Drug & Alcohol Review
#36
of 38 outputs
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