Public attitudes regarding banning of cigarettes and regulation of nicotine

Gregory N. Connolly, Ilan Behm, Cheryl G. Healton, Hillel R. Alpert

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Knowledge of current public opinion is important as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) applies the best scientific evidence available to tobacco product regulation. Based on a nationally representative survey of the US adult population, we report 43% support for banning of cigarettes, 65% for reducing nicotine, and 77% for reducing nicotine if such an action could cause fewer children to become addicted to cigarettes. The FDA should consider protecting children by removing all but nonaddictive cigarettes from the marketplace.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e1-e2
JournalAmerican journal of public health
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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