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Ban on menthol-flavoured tobacco products predicts cigarette cessation at 1 year: a population cohort study
  1. Michael O Chaiton1,2,
  2. Ioana Nicolau1,2,
  3. Robert Schwartz2,
  4. Joanna E Cohen3,
  5. Eric Soule4,
  6. Bo Zhang2,5,
  7. Thomas Eissenberg6
  1. 1Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  2. 2Ontario Tobacco Research Unit, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  3. 3Institute for Global Tobacco Control, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
  4. 4Health Education and Promotion, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA
  5. 5Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  6. 6Department of Psychology and Center for the Study of Tobacco Products, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, USA
  1. Correspondence to Michael O Chaiton, Ontario Tobacco Research Unit, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto M5T 3M7, Ontario, Canada; michael.chaiton{at}utoronto.ca

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  • Contributors MOC, RS, JEC, TE and ES contributed to study design. MOC and BZ conducted the analysis. IN wrote the initial draft manuscript. All authors contributed to the writing and contributing intellectually to the manuscript.

  • Funding This research was supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) of the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) under Award Number P50DA036105 and the Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the NIH Office of the Director under award number 1R21DA047358-01. Dr Eissenberg’s effort is also supported by NIDA and CTP/FDA under U54DA036105. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the views of the NIH or the FDA.

  • Competing interests Dr Eissenberg is a paid consultant in litigation against the tobacco industry and is named on a patent application for a device that measures the puffing behavior of electronic cigarette users.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Ethics approval This study was approved by the research ethics board of the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada and participants gave consent to participate.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement Data are available upon reasonable request.

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Footnotes

  • Contributors MOC, RS, JEC, TE and ES contributed to study design. MOC and BZ conducted the analysis. IN wrote the initial draft manuscript. All authors contributed to the writing and contributing intellectually to the manuscript.

  • Funding This research was supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) of the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) under Award Number P50DA036105 and the Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the NIH Office of the Director under award number 1R21DA047358-01. Dr Eissenberg’s effort is also supported by NIDA and CTP/FDA under U54DA036105. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the views of the NIH or the FDA.

  • Competing interests Dr Eissenberg is a paid consultant in litigation against the tobacco industry and is named on a patent application for a device that measures the puffing behavior of electronic cigarette users.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Ethics approval This study was approved by the research ethics board of the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada and participants gave consent to participate.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement Data are available upon reasonable request.

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