Tindle HA, Shiffman S, Hartman AM, Bost JE. Switching to "lighter" cigarettes and quitting smoking. Tobacco control. 2009 Dec;18(18). 485-90. Switching to "lighter" cigarettes and quitting smoking. PMID: 19892697 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC2901843 NIHMSID: NIHMS200298.
Smokers who switch to "lighter" cigarettes may be diverted from quitting smoking. We assessed factors associated with switching and the association between switching and (1) making a quit attempt, and (2) recent quitting, yielding a measure of net quitting (attempts x recent quitting).