On January 7, Associate Director Mathieu Poirier, research staff Gigi Lin and Leah Watson, and GSL Director Steven J. Hoffman published a study on classifying trajectories of cigarette consumption in Europe between 1970-2015.
Tobacco consumption research has historically relied on well-accepted generalized models of change, but these do not consistently account for deviations from anticipated smoking trajectories. This new study, says Poirier, acknowledges the importance of these diverse changes in country-level tobacco consumption and adds to the existing literature by identifying and categorizing cigarette consumption trajectories in Europe.
“This study helps us better understand the varied trajectories of tobacco use across countries and enables future legal epidemiology research evaluating government tobacco control policies,” says Hoffman.
The authors anticipate that the open-access data products produced by this study will become widely used by researchers to conduct international evaluations of tobacco control policies.
You can access the publication here.