Factors associated with success or failure of quit attempts: a clinical approach for lung cancer prevention

Tin, Tin Su and Sallehuddin, B.A.B. and Murniati, H.H. and Swinder, J. and Al Sadat, N. and Saimy, I. (2012) Factors associated with success or failure of quit attempts: a clinical approach for lung cancer prevention. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, 13 (1). pp. 175-179. ISSN 1513-7368

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The objective of the study is to investigate the success rate of quit attempts and identify factors associated with success or failure of quit attempts in a quit smoking clinic. A cohort study was conducted with 495 smokers who enrolled in a quit smoking clinic from 2005 to 2008. The factors leading to quit smoking successfully were "being Malay", "having high blood pressure" "type of Nicotine Replacement Therapy" and "duration of follow up". In contrast, clerical staff had negative association to quit smoking. People who started smoking in their teenage years had a high risk of relapse. Integration of active follow up and tailor-made support programmes for quitters appear necessary in order to maintain their non-smoking status and encourage them to be permanent quitters. Integration of quit smoking clinics and primary care clinics could be another potential step for the success of quit smoking programmes.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Times Cited: 0 Su, Tin Tin Sallehuddin, Bin Abu Bakar Murniati, Hj Hussain Swinder, Jit Al Sadat, Nabilla Saimy, Ismail
Uncontrolled Keywords: Smoking Cessation ; Quit Attempt; Quit Smoking Clinic ; Smoking ; Lung Cancer Prevention
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Ms Haslinda Lahuddin
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2013 00:36
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2019 08:45
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/7660

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