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Public Support for E-Cigarette-related Policies

Public Support for E-Cigarette-related Policies

Public Support for E-Cigarette-related Policies among a Nationally Representative Sample of US Adults, Tobacco Use Insights (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7549073/?ct=t(EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_11_2020)

In this study, researchers measured public support for e-cigarette related policies and assessed differences in support by demographics, tobacco use, geographic region, and strength of state-level clean indoor air policies. A nationally representative online panel of U.S. adults was asked about their support for 5 policies: (1) a policy which requires that tobacco products, like e-cigarettes and cigarettes, be kept out of view in stores where adolescents shop; (2) a ban on the sale of fruit, alcohol, or candy flavored e-cigarettes; (3) a policy that would prohibit use of e-cigarettes in all public places; (4) a policy that would prohibit use of e-cigarettes in restaurant; and (5) a policy that would prohibit use of e-cigarettes in bars. A majority of respondents (63.3%) supported a flavor ban, with no differences in support by smoking status. Most respondents supported keeping tobacco products out of view (78.0%) and prohibiting e-cigarette use in indoor public places (82.9%), restaurants (86.5%), and bars (76.1%). This study suggests an increase in public support for e-cigarette policies. Learn more about e-cigs at the point-of-sale and related policy options.

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