‘Roll-your-own’ cigarette smoking in South Africa between 2007 and 2010

  • 27 Jun 2013
  • Tobacco Dependence Treatment (TOPIC)

The prevalence of smoking and consumption of cigarettes have decreased in South Africa over thelast 20 years. This decrease is a result of comprehensive tobacco control legislation, particularly large cigarette taxincreases. However, little attention has been given to the potential use of ‘roll-your-own’ cigarettes as cheaperalternatives, especially among the socio-economically disadvantaged population. This study therefore sought todetermine socio-demographic correlates of ‘roll-your-own’ cigarette use among South African adults (2007–2010).