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Understanding how perceptions of tobacco constituents and the FDA relate to effective and credible tobacco risk messaging: A national phone survey of U.S. adults, 2014–2015

  • Marcella H. Boynton1, 2,
  • Robert P. Agans3, 4,
  • J. Michael Bowling1, 2, 3, 4,
  • Noel T. Brewer1, 2,
  • Erin L. Sutfin6,
  • Adam O. Goldstein2, 5,
  • Seth M. Noar2, 7 and
  • Kurt M. Ribisl1, 2Email author
BMC Public HealthBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201616:516

Received: 2 February 2016

Accepted: 25 May 2016

Published: 23 June 2016

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Original Submission
2 Feb 2016 Submitted Original manuscript
28 Mar 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Mangesh Pednekar
11 Apr 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Jaime Sidani
16 May 2016 Author responded Author comments - Marcella Boynton
Resubmission - Version 2
16 May 2016 Submitted Manuscript version 2
25 May 2016 Editorially accepted
23 Jun 2016 Article published 10.1186/s12889-016-3151-5

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Health Behavior, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), Chapel Hill, USA
Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, UNC, Chapel Hill, USA
Carolina Survey Research Laboratory, UNC, Chapel Hill, USA
Department of Biostatistics, Gillings School of Global Public Health, Chapel Hill, USA
Department of Family Medicine, School of Medicine, UNC, Chapel Hill, USA
Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, USA
School of Media and Journalism, UNC, Chapel Hill, USA