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Exploring the seasonality of cigarette-smoking behaviour
  1. D Momperousse,
  2. C D Delnevo,
  3. M J Lewis
  1. Tobacco Surveillance and Evaluation Research Program, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-School of Public Health, New Jersey, USA
  1. Correspondence to:
 D Momperousse
 University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey-School of Public Health, Tobacco Surveillance & Evaluation Research Programme, 317 George Street, New Brunswick 08901, USA; momperda{at}umdnj.edu

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 Seasonality has become a factor in the once-stable tobacco industry … with so many indoor smoking bans right across the country; smokers have more chance to smoke in the warm-weather months.—John Barnett, CEO of Rothmans Inc

Seasonality has been shown to influence cigarette sales during certain times of the year.1–3 Although seasonality is a relevant issue to tobacco control, little research has explored factors that contribute to seasonality.1,3,4 Some of the proposed reasons for seasonal effects include tax increases, weather conditions and timing of quitting efforts (eg, New Year’s resolutions).1–3 Thus, we further …

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