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Influence of publicly available online information on tobacco additives on smoking behavior in the Netherlands


- candidate number18005
- NTR NumberNTR4620
- ISRCTNISRCTN no longer applicable
- Date ISRCTN created
- date ISRCTN requested
- Date Registered NTR1-jun-2014
- Secondary IDsNot applicable 
- Public TitleInfluence of publicly available online information on tobacco additives on smoking behavior in the Netherlands
- Scientific TitleInfluence of publicly available online information on tobacco additives on smoking behavior in the Netherlands
- ACRONYM
- hypothesis1. What is the effect of information about tobacco additives for smokers and non-smokers?
2. Do participants visit and read all the information which is available on the website?
- Healt Condition(s) or Problem(s) studiedSmoking
- Inclusion criteria- Aged 18 years and older
- Internet access
- Adequate knowledge of Dutch language
- Exclusion criteria- Younger than 18 years
- No access to the Internet
- mec approval receivedno
- multicenter trialno
- randomisedyes
- masking/blindingDouble
- controlActive
- groupParallel
- Type2 or more arms, randomized
- Studytypeintervention
- planned startdate 9-jun-2014
- planned closingdate22-sep-2014
- Target number of participants420
- InterventionsThe two intervention groups will visit a website which contains information about tobacco additives. One of the intervention group will additionally be asked to look up detailed information about tobacco additives. The control group will not visit the website.
- Primary outcome- Cognitions of smokers and non-smokers with regard to tobacco additives (knowledge, risk perception, attitude, self-efficacy, misconceptions)
- Secondary outcome- Use and evaluation of the website
- Timepoints- Baseline measurement (T0) June 2014
- Follow-up measurement (T1) September 2014
- Trial web site
- statusplanned
- CONTACT FOR PUBLIC QUERIES Dominique Reinwand
- CONTACT for SCIENTIFIC QUERIES Hein Vries, de
- Sponsor/Initiator Vision2Health
- Funding
(Source(s) of Monetary or Material Support)
Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu (RIVM), Laboratorium voor Gezondheidsbeschermingsonderzoek (GBO)
- Publications
- Brief summaryMore than 500 different additives are used during the production of tobacco products. Cigarettes containing on average 68 different additives, these additives were added with the purpose to make smoking among other things more attractive and tasteful. Additives are suspected to be toxic and increase smoking addiction. Since 2012, the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) provides detailed online information about tobacco additives for the general population. This study aims to clarify the impact of this online available information on smoking behavior and its psychological determinants among the general Dutch population. A three-arm randomized controlled trial will be conducted with two experimental conditions and one control condition in the Netherlands. Participants will be allocated to one of the experimental groups with the aim to visit different parts of the website. One group will have the opportunity to look up online information about additives in general and the other group will be able to look up information about the additive composition in specific tobacco products on the website. The control group will not have access to the website. Smoking behavior, attitude, self-efficacy, knowledge, informed decision making and the intention to (quit) smoking will be assessed through an online self-assessed questionnaire. Furthermore, the website will be evaluated by participants from the two study groups. Follow-up measurement will take place three months after baseline.
- Main changes (audit trail)
- RECORD1-jun-2014 - 2-jul-2014


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