Purpose: In 2016, a series of selective tobacco regulations, which did not affect tobacco price, came into force in Italy. To understand how Italians accepted the new norms, we analyzed data from our 2 most recent surveys among those we annually conduct on tobacco. Methods: In 2015 and 2016, we conducted 2 representative cross-sectional studies focused on the new forthcoming tobacco legislation on a total sample of 6,046 Italians aged.15 years. Results: Overall, 21.4% of Italians (26.0% of men and 17.2% of women) were current smokers, showing a small but significant decrease in smoking prevalence since 2007 (p for trend = 0.004). No change in smoking prevalence was observed over the last decade among the young (i.e., 15-24 years; 20.1% in 2015-2016). Roll-your-own cigarettes were the most frequent tobacco product for 8.3% of adult smokers and 19.7% of young smokers. According to the attitudes of Italians towards the new regulations, 91.3% supported the smoking ban in cars in presence of minors, 90.2% a more stringent enforcement of the tobacco sales-to-minors regulation, 74.3% the introduction of shocking pictorial images on tobacco packs, and 63.2% the removal from the market of small cigarette packs, usually purchased by the young. Conclusions: Smoking prevalence only marginally decreased over the last decade among adults, but did not decrease among the young. Roll-your-own tobacco is increasingly used by adults and young people. Before the entrance of the new norms, Italians largely supported them, particularly those targeting children.
Smoking in Italy in 2015-2016: Prevalence, trends, Roll-your-own cigarettes, and attitudes towards incoming regulations / A. Lugo, P. Zuccaro, R. Pacifici, G. Gorini, P. Colombo, C. La Vecchia, S. Gallus. - In: TUMORI. - ISSN 0300-8916. - 103:4(2017 Jul 31), pp. 353-359.
|Titolo:||Smoking in Italy in 2015-2016: Prevalence, trends, Roll-your-own cigarettes, and attitudes towards incoming regulations|
|Parole Chiave:||Cross-sectional survey; Italy; Roll-your-own tobacco; Smoke-free policy; Tobacco smoking; Adolescent; Adult; Female; Humans; Italy; Male; Middle Aged; Prevalence; Smoking; Smoking Cessation; Tobacco; Tobacco Products; Tobacco Use Disorder; Young Adult; Medicine (all)|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/01 - Statistica Medica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||31-lug-2017|
|Data ahead of print / Data di stampa:||26-mag-2017|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.5301/tj.5000644|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|