Title: Smokers’ behavioral intentions in response to a low-nicotine cigarette policy

Publication: October 18th 2019

Description: Evidence suggests reducing nicotine levels to non-addictive levels could reduce use but the population effects of a low-nicotine cigarette policy are unknown. This study examines the behavioral intentions of a nationally representative group of current cigarette smokers in the United States. The results indicate that if a low-nicotine policy were implemented, most participants intend to smoke low-nicotine cigarettes (78.4%) or quit tobacco (61.9%), followed by use of e-cigarettes (46.5%). The results show the need for a reduced nicotine policy that addresses all combustible tobacco products given that many tobacco users intend to continue use of tobacco products.

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