Heated tobacco products (HTPs) have expanded globally. IQOS, a global HTP leader, was launched in Israel in 2016 and the US in 2019. To inform tobacco control efforts, it is critical to understand who is likely to use HTPs in different countries with distinct regulatory and marketing contexts. Thus, we conducted a cross-sectional survey among adult (ages 18–45) online panelists in the US (n = 1128) and Israel (n = 1094), oversampling tobacco users, in the fall of 2021, and used multivariable regression to identify correlates of (1) ever using IQOS; (2) past-month vs. former among ever users; and (3) interest in trying IQOS among never users. Among US adults, correlates of ever use included being Asian (aOR = 3.30) or Hispanic (aOR = 2.83) vs. White, and past-month use of cigarettes (aOR = 3.32), e-cigarettes (aOR = 2.67), and other tobacco (aOR = 3.34); in Israel, correlates included being younger (aOR = 0.97), male (aOR = 1.64), and cigarette (aOR = 4.01), e-cigarette (aOR = 1.92) and other tobacco use (aOR = 1.63). Among never users, correlates of greater interest included cigarette and e-cigarette use in the US (β = 0.57, β = 0.90) and Israel (β = 0.88, β = 0.92). IQOS use prevalence was low (US: 3.0%; Israel: 16.2%) but represented in vulnerable subpopulations (younger adults, racial/ethnic minorities).
|Original language||American English|
|Journal||International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health|
|State||Published - Feb 2023|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This research was funded by the US National Cancer Institute (R01CA239178-01A1, MPIs: Berg, Levine). Berg is also supported by other US National Institutes of Health funding, including the National Cancer Institute (R01CA215155-01A1; PI: Berg; R21CA261884-01A1, MPIs: Berg, Arem), the Fogarty International Center (R01TW010664-01, MPIs: Berg, Kegler), the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences/Fogarty (D43ES030927-01, MPIs: Berg, Caudle, Sturua), and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (R01DA054751-01A1, MPIs: Berg, Cavazos-Rehg). Romm is supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (R25DA054015, MPIs: Obasi, Reitzel), the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) contract #R22-03, and the National Cancer Institute grant awarded to the Stephenson Cancer Center (P30CA225520).
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- alternative tobacco products
- global health
- heated tobacco products
- non-cigarette tobacco products
- tobacco control
- tobacco use