Table 2

Associations between menthol smoking status prior to menthol ban and postban quit attempt and quit in Ontario, Canada, using Poisson regression with robust variance estimation, 2016–2018 (N=913)

Menthol useQuit Attempt Quit
Crude
RR (95% CI)
Adjusted†
RR (95% CI)
Crude
RR (95% CI)
Adjusted†
RR (95% CI)
No menthol1.001.001.001.00
Occasional1.44*** (1.24 to 1.66)1.09 (0.92 to 1.30)1.47* (1.05 to 2.07)1.09 (0.74 to 1.62)
Daily use1.45*** (1.23 to 1.72)1.25* (1.03 to 1.50)1.71** (1.17 to 2.51)1.62* (1.08 to 2.42)
  • *p<0.05, **p<0.01, ***p<0.001.

  • †Analyses controlling for age, sex, race, education, survey source, cigarettes smoked per day, daily or non-daily smoking, use of cigars or e-cigarettes since the ban and number of days between the menthol ban and the follow-up survey.

  • RR, rate ratio.