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The authors surveyed 173 smokers who purchased and 114 smokers who knew about but did not purchase Eclipse—a tobacco industry product that is advertised as a reduced risk cigarette. Most low-tar/nicotine cigarette users who purchased Eclipse believed Eclipse was safer than low-tar/nicotine cigarettes both for their own health (73%) and for the health of others around them (86%). Additionally, many viewed Eclipse as a step toward quitting (53%). The authors did not identify robust predictors of Eclipse use. At 6 months follow-up, Eclipse users were as likely to have tried to quit as nonusers; however, the small sample size does not rule out the possibility that Eclipse use undermines quit attempts. The authors conclude that almost all users believe Eclipse is safer than low-tar cigarettes.