Exploring cigarette use among male migrant workers in Nigeria

Olanrewaju Olusola Onigbogi, David Karatu, Sarafa Sanusi, Rebekah Pratt, Kolawole Okuyemi

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Background: There is limited knowledge about the use of cigarettes by blacks outside the United States (U.S). Nigeria creates an opportunity to explore smoking behaviours, smoking cessation (nicotine dependence) and use of cigarettes in a country that has a large black population outside the U.S. Methods: We conducted three Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) involving twenty-four male migrant workers who reported that they were current cigarette smokers. Interviews were audio-taped and transcribed. Results: Four major themes namely: reasons for initiating and continuing to smoke cigarettes, factors affecting brand choice, barriers to quitting, effect of smoking mentholated cigarette brands were identified. Conclusion: This study provides insight into the use of mentholated and non-mentholated cigarettes and suggests the need for further studies to explore smoking behavior among Nigerians.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)221-227
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Health Policy and Management
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2015

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  • African
  • Cigarette
  • Mentholated
  • Smoking


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