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The smoking population in the USA and EU is softening not hardening

International Literature

posted by WM Admin on 2015-06-26 09:36:48.241

"It has been argued that as smoking prevalence declines in countries, the smokers that remain include higher proportions of those who are unwilling or unable to quit (a process known as ‘hardening’)".

The authors analysed US and European data and and conclude that "these population-level results reject the hypothesis of hardening as smoking prevalence drops, instead supporting softening of the smoking population as prevalence declines".

To read the full abstract, and for information on how to access the full text, go to: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2015-052329 or contact your DHB library, or organisational or local library for assistance.

Kulik, M.C. & Glantz, S. (2015). The smoking population in the USA and EU is softening not hardening. Tobacco Control, 24 June [Epub before print]