Journal article

Predictors of Successful Quitting among Thai Adult Smokers: Evidence from ITC-SEA (Thailand) Survey

Aree Jampaklay, Ron Borland, Hua-Hie Yong, Buppha Sirirassamee, Omid Fotuhi, Geoffrey T Fong

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH | MDPI AG | Published : 2015

Abstract

This study uses longitudinal data from the International Tobacco Control Southeast Asia (ITC-SEA Thailand) survey to explore patterns and predictors of successful quitting among Thai adult smokers as a function of time quit. A cohort of a representative sample of 2000 smokers was surveyed four times from 2005 to 2009. A sample of 1533 individuals provided data for at least one of the reported analyses. Over the four years of follow-up, 97% made attempts to quit. Outcomes were successful quitting/relapse: (a) quit attempts of at least one month (short-term relapse, 43%) (57% remaining quit); (b) surviving at least six months (medium-term) (31%); (c) relapse between one and six months (45%); (..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The funding for the ITC SEA Thailand Survey is supported by grants R01 CA100362 and P50 CA111236 (Roswell Park Transdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research Center) from the U.S. National Cancer Institute, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (045734), Canadian Institutes of Health (79551), Thai Health Promotion Foundation Research. Geoffrey T. Fong is supported by a Senior Investigator Award from Ontario Institute for Cancer Research and by a Prevention Scientist Award from the Canadian Cancer Research Institute. The authors wish to thank Anne Chiew Kin Quah and Aksarapak Lucktong for their generous support on editing and formatting the manuscript. We would also like to thank all other researchers of ITC-SEA Thailand (Charamporn Holumyong, Tawima Sirirassamee, Teeranoot Konkaew and Pariya Gainrojn) for their continuous help during preparing this manuscript.