Publications & Reports

Health perceptions of home-grown tobacco (chop-chop) smokers.

Aitken C, Fry TR, Grahlmann L, Masters T
The Macfarlane Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health, Melbourne, Australia.


We present results from a qualitative study of smokers of home-grown tobacco (chop-chop).

In particular, we focused on participants' perceptions of the health effects of smoking chop-chop relative to legal tobacco.

Consistent with previous work, we found that smokers of chop-chop believe that relatively less chemical treatment of chop-chop tobacco meant lower health risks than with legal products, although many believed the ultimate difference in effect on health was negligible.


  • Journal: Nicotine & Tobacco Research
  • Published: 01/03/2008
  • Volume: 10
  • Issue: 3
  • Pagination: 413-416