This research was not funded directly by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), but has been included as an additional resource to this issue of Tobacco Control supported by RWJF.
Large-Scale Unassisted Smoking Cessation Over 50 Years
"Nascent discussion about national and global tobacco endgame scenarios is dominated by an assumption that transitioning from cigarettes to alternative forms of potent, consumer-acceptable forms of nicotine will be essential to the success of endgames. This appears to uncritically assume (1) the hardening hypothesis: that as smoking prevalence moves toward and below 10%, the remaining smokers will be mostly deeply addicted, and will be largely unable to stop smoking unless they are able to move to other forms of ‘clean’ nicotine addiction such as e-cigarettes and more potent forms of nicotine replacement; and (2) an overly medicalised view of smoking cessation that sees unassisted cessation as both inefficient and inhumane. In this paper, we question these assumptions."
—Excerpted from a special supplement of Tobacco Control.
- 1. Questions For a Tobacco-Free Future
- 2. Minimising the Harm from Nicotine Use
- 3. Supply-Side Options for an Endgame for the Tobacco Industry
- 4. Reducing the Nicotine Content to Make Cigarettes Less Addictive
- 5. Potential Advantages and Disadvantages of an Endgame Strategy
- 6. The Tobacco-Free Generation Proposal
- 7. Why Ban the Sale of Cigarettes?
- 8. Ending Versus Controlling Versus Employing Addiction in the Tobacco-Caused Disease Endgame
- 9. Large-Scale Unassisted Smoking Cessation Over 50 Years
- 10. Ending Tobacco-Caused Mortality and Morbidity
- 11. There's No Single Endgame
- 12. Reflections on the "Endgame" for Tobacco Control
- 13. Tobacco Endgames
- 14. The FCTC's Evidence-Based Policies Remain A Key to Ending the Tobacco Epidemic
- 15. Cultivating the Next Generation of Tobacco Endgame Advocates
- 16. Can Tobacco Control Endgame Analysis Learn Anything From the U.S. Experience With Illegal Drugs?
- 17. Political Impediments to a Tobacco End-Game
- 18. Tobacco Endgame Strategies
- 19. In and Across Bureaucracy