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- Variety-seeking behaviour (behavior) was common and typically reported within the first 12 weeks of participants’ e-cigarette-assisted attempt to transition away from smoking.
- Policies allowing diverse e-liquid flavours at specialist stores could support users’ variety-seeking and potentially create opportunities to couple e-liquid purchasing occasions with cessation advice during the first months of a transition attempt.
- (Link above is to the PDF version)
- Citation: Mei-Ling Blank, MPH, Janet Hoek, PhD, Choice and variety-seeking of e-liquids and flavour categories by New Zealand smokers using an electronic cigarette: a longitudinal study, Nicotine & Tobacco Research, , ntaa248, doi:10.1093/ntr/ntaa248
- Acknowledgement: Royal Society of New Zealand Marsden Fund Grant (17-UOO-129) to Janet Hoek (PI), Mei-Ling Blank (AI), Tamlin Conner (AI), Shelagh Ferguson (AI), and Lee Thompson (AI). Both authors are members of ASPIRE 2025, a research collaboration working to achieve the New Zealand Government's Smokefree 2025 goal.