|Authors||O’Connor RJ, Fix BV, Hammond D, Giovino GA, Hyland A, Fong GT, Cummings KM.|
|Research Category||Behavior, Policy|
|Abstract||This study examined the degree to which legislation intended to reduce the incidence of cigarette-caused fires influenced the behaviours of a cohort of smokers in Ontario. A random digit dialled telephone survey of adult smokers residing in Ontario was conducted in 2005, ending 1 month prior to the reduced ignition propensity (RIP) regulation’s implementation date. A follow-up survey was conducted one year later. Of the baseline participants, 73.0% (n=435) completed the follow-up survey. The frequency of fire risk behaviours was similar across both surveys. At baseline, only 3.7% of smokers interviewed reported that their cigarettes went out on their own ‘often’ while smoking. Following the implementation of the reduced ignition propensity legislation, this increased significantly to 14.7%. Results suggest that the proportion of Ontario smokers who reported engaging in behaviour such as leaving a cigarette burning unattended and smoking in bed actually declined, although these declines were not statistically significant across all measures of fire risk.|
|Citation|| O’Connor, R. J., Fix, B. V., Hammond, D., Giovino, G. A., Hyland, A., Fong, G. T., et al.
(2010). The impact of reduced ignition propensity cigarette regulation on smoking
behaviour in a cohort of Ontario smokers. Injury Prevention. Retrieved July 27, 2010, from
The impact of reduced ignition propensity cigarette regulation on smoking behaviour in a cohort of Ontario smokers
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