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dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-01 en
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-01T08:22:12Z
dc.date.available 2017-09-01T08:22:12Z
dc.date.issued 2017-09-01 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/11172
dc.description.abstract This article assessed the reliability of a measure of the latent construct 'smoking sensory experience.' The authors further measured the relationship between 'smoking sensory experience' and smokers' rating of the importance of the appearance of cigarettes/cigarette packs in brand choice and smoking dependence. Analyses involved a national sample of smokers (n = 633) who participated in the 2010 South African Social Attitudes Survey (N = 3,112). Smokers ranked on a scale of 1???5, the importance of the following attributes in choosing their cigarette brand: health concerns, cost, packaging, taste, satisfaction, and lavor/strength. Using structural equation modeling, an a priori model was speciied based on the hypothesis that taste, satisfaction, and lavor/strength are measures of a construct of ???smoking sensory experience??? and that cigarette packaging would be positively related to 'smoking sensory experience.' Furthermore, 'smoking sensory experience' would be positively related to cigarettes smoked per day. The latent construct???'smoking sensory experience' was considered reliable (Cronbach's = 0.75). The structural equation model conirmed that the speciied model itted the data well (goodness of it index = 0.993; normed it index = 0.978; root mean square error of approximation = 0.031). Higher 'smoking sensory experience' was positively associated with increasing cigarettes smoked per day ( = 0.12). Higher rating of the cigarette package in brand choice positively covaried with both ???smoking sensory experience??? ( = 0.29), and higher rating of health considerations ( = 0.42). These findings support the regulation of the appearance of cigarettes/cigarette packs to reduce cigarettes??? appeal and abuse liability in line with Article 11 of WHO???s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject SMOKING en
dc.subject SENSORY EXPERIENCE en
dc.title The association between smokers en
dc.type Journal articles - non-HSRC staff en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber TAAMAA en
dc.Volume 17(1) en
dc.BudgetYear 2015/16 en
dc.ResearchGroup Service Delivery, Democracy and Governance en
dc.SourceTitle Nicotine & Tobacco Research en
dc.ArchiveNumber 9895 en
dc.PageNumber 91-97 en
dc.outputnumber 8806 en
dc.bibliographictitle Ayo-Yusuf, O.A. & Agaku, I.T. (2015) The association between smokers' perceived importance of the appearance of cigarettes/cigarette packs and smoking sensory experience: a structural equation model. <i>Nicotine & Tobacco Research</i>. 17(1):91-97. en
dc.publicationyear 2015 en
dc.contributor.author1 Ayo-Yusuf, O.A. en
dc.contributor.author2 Agaku, I.T. en


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