In a January 10, 2011 presentation to TPSAC, Ms. Anne Hartman1, a representative of NCI, used the newest May 2010 Tobacco Use Supplement to the Current Population Survey (TUS-CPS) data to allege that:
1. Overall 39% of menthol smokers say they would quit all tobacco use if menthol cigarettes were no longer sold”.
2. Behavioral intention is associated with actual behavior-therefore, results suggest a potential substantial reduction in tobacco use if menthol cigarettes were no longer sold”.
See the attachment for the complete article.
Also attached are two influential studies regarding the relationship between intention/behavior.