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'I perceive it to be less harmful, I have no idea if it is or not:’ a qualitative exploration of the harm perceptions of IQOS among adult users


East, Katherine A; Tompkins, Charlotte N E; McNeill, Ann; Hitchman, Sara C (2021). 'I perceive it to be less harmful, I have no idea if it is or not:’ a qualitative exploration of the harm perceptions of IQOS among adult users. Harm Reduction Journal, (18):1-12.

Abstract

Background: Harm perceptions of tobacco and nicotine products can influence their use and could be targeted by policies to change behaviour. IQOS was introduced to the UK in 2016, and there is little independent qualitative research on IQOS harm perceptions. This study explored the perceived health harms of IQOS to users and those exposed to the emissions, what shapes these perceptions, and what participants wanted to know about the harms of IQOS.

Abstract

Background: Harm perceptions of tobacco and nicotine products can influence their use and could be targeted by policies to change behaviour. IQOS was introduced to the UK in 2016, and there is little independent qualitative research on IQOS harm perceptions. This study explored the perceived health harms of IQOS to users and those exposed to the emissions, what shapes these perceptions, and what participants wanted to know about the harms of IQOS.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Department of Communication and Media Research
Dewey Decimal Classification:070 News media, journalism & publishing
Scopus Subject Areas:Health Sciences > Medicine (miscellaneous)
Health Sciences > Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
Health Sciences > Psychiatry and Mental Health
Uncontrolled Keywords:Tobacco, nicotine, harm perceptions, qualitative research
Language:English
Date:13 April 2021
Deposited On:03 Aug 2021 15:06
Last Modified:25 Jun 2024 01:40
Publisher:BioMed Central
ISSN:1477-7517
OA Status:Gold
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1186/s12954-021-00490-8
  • Content: Published Version
  • Licence: Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)