Raising tax on tobacco products is one of the key tobacco control strategies. Globally, it has led to decrease in overall cigarette consumption but on the other hand contributed to increased sale and purchase of loose cigarettes. These loose cigarettes have many important public health implications
To assess the association between practice of buying loose cigarettes and intensity of smoking.
Materials and Methods
A secondary analysis of Global Adult Tobacco Survey, India 2009–2010 data was performed in May 2014, on adult population age 15 years and above. The key outcome variable was “intensity of smoking” defined as average number of cigarettes smoked per day, whereas the key exposure variable was “practice of purchasing loose cigarettes.”
This research was supported by the UK Department for International Development’s Operational Research Capacity Building Programme led by the International Union Against TB and Lung Disease (The Union)
Singh M, Dogra V, Kumar R, Kumar A V. “Loose” cigarettes association with intensity of smoking: A secondary data analysis from Global Adult Tobacco Survey, India, 2009-10. Journal of the Scientific Society. 2017;44(1):26.
‘Loose’ cigarettes association with intensity of smoking: A secondary data analysis from Global Adult Tobacco Survey, India, 2009‑10