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Tobacco Chemistry:2017 ,13:32-42
SALZBERGER Thomas, CHREA Christelle, CANO Stefan, MARTIN Marie, ATKISON Mark, EMILIEN Gérard, MAINY Nelly, RAMAZZOTTI Antonio, WEITKUNAT Rolf, LÜDICKE Frank. Perceived risks associated with the use of tobacco and nicotine-containing products: Findings from qualitative research[J]. Tobacco Science & Technology, 2017 (13): 32-42

Perceived risks associated with the use of tobacco and nicotine-containing products: Findings from qualitative research
SALZBERGER Thomas1, CHREA Christelle2, CANO Stefan3, MARTIN Marie4, ATKISON Mark4, EMILIEN Gérard2, MAINY Nelly2, RAMAZZOTTI Antonio5, WEITKUNAT Rolf2, LÜDICKE Frank2
1. University of Economics and Business, Welthandelsplatz 1, 1020 Vienna, Austria;
2. Philip Morris Products S. A., Quai Jeanrenaud 3, 2000 Neuchâtel, Switzerland;
3. Modus Outcomes, Letchworth Garden Cty, UK;
4. Covance Market Access Services Inc, 9801 Washingtontian Boulevard, Gaithersburg, MD 20878, USA;
5. Philip Morris International Management S. A., Avenue de Rhodanie 50, 1007 Lausanne, Switzerland
When evaluating the public health effects of novel tobacco products, such as candidate modified risk tobacco products (cMRTPs), risk perceptions are important as they are potential determinants of product use. In this paper, we describe the development of a conceptual framework of perceived risks associated with the use of tobacco and nicotine-containing products. We conducted a literature review, held 12 focus group discussions in the USA, and elicited expert opinions to identify key concepts related to risk perceptions of tobacco and nicotine-containing products. The literature review, focus groups, and expert opinions provided evidence for triangulation, revealing that the key concepts could form the basis of a conceptual framework in 5 domains:perceived health risk to self, perceived health risk to others, perceived addiction risk, perceived social risk, and perceived practical risk. This new framework can be used to support population-based and clinical research, establish the validity of the current research strategies, and develop evidence-based guidance for the development of new self-report instruments that are needed to evaluate the public health effects of novel tobacco products.
Key words:    Risk perception    Tobacco products    Qualitative research    Conceptual framework   
Received: 2017-05-23     Revised: 2017-09-22
DOI: 10.16135/j.issn1002-0861.2017.0562
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