|Titre :||Association between tobacco plain packaging and Quitline calls: a population-based, interrupted time-series analysis (2014)|
|Auteurs :||J. M. YOUNG ; I. STACEY ; T. A. DOBBINS ; S. DUNLOP ; A. L. DESSAIX ; D. C. CURROW|
|Type de document :||Article : Périodique|
|Dans :||Medical Journal of Australia (The) (Vol.200, n°1, 20 January, 2014)|
|Article en page(s) :||29-32|
|Discipline :||SAN (Santé publique / Public health)|
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Objectives: To investigate whether the introduction of tobacco plain packaging in Australia from 1 October 2012 was associated with a change in the number of calls to the smoking cessation helpline, Quitline, and to compare this with the impact of the introduction of graphic health warnings from 1 March 2006.
Design and setting: Whole-of-population interrupted time-series analysis in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory between 1 March 2005 and October 2006 for the comparator, graphic health warnings, and October 2011 and April 2013 for the intervention of interest, tobacco plain packaging.
Main outcome measure: Weekly number of calls to the Quitline, after adjusting for seasonal trends, anti-tobacco advertising, cigarette costliness and the number of smokers in the community.
Results: There was a 78% increase in the number of calls to the Quitline associated with the introduction of plain packaging (baseline, 363/week; peak, 651/week [95% CI, 523-780/week; P Conclusions: There has been a sustained increase in calls to the Quitline after the introduction of tobacco plain packaging. This increase is not attributable to anti-tobacco advertising activity, cigarette price increases nor other identifiable causes. This is an important incremental step in comprehensive tobacco control.
|Domaine :||Tabac / Tobacco|
|Refs biblio. :||21|
|Affiliation :||Cancer Epidemiology and Services Research (CESR), Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW|