Title

Exploring the hypothetical impact of flavored cigar sales restrictions among black young adult cigar smokers: a semi-structured in-depth interview investigation

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

8-9-2022

Journal

Journal of ethnicity in substance abuse

DOI

10.1080/15332640.2022.2109089

Keywords

Black or African American; Cigars; blunts; cigar flavor sales restrictions; cigarillos; health disparities; minority health; qualitative study; tobacco

Abstract

This study assessed the hypothetical impact of flavored cigar sales restrictions on cigar smoking among Black young adult cigar smokers (ages 21-29). Forty in-depth interviews were conducted in 2020. Interviews were independently coded and analyzed using thematic analysis. When asked how they would smoke cigars given a flavor sales restriction, half of participants reported they would smoke in the same way, a third would stop or reduce smoking, and a few were unsure of what they would do. Cigar smoking outcome expectancies, preference for flavors, and perceived addictiveness of cigar products may predict cigar smoking change given flavor sales restrictions.

Department

Public Health Student Works

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