Journal article

Cross-country comparison of smokers' reasons for thinking about quitting over time: findings from the International Tobacco Control Four Country Survey (ITC-4C), 2002-2015

Karin A Kasza, Andrew J Hyland, Ron Borland, Ann McNeill, Geoffrey T Fong, Matthew J Carpenter, Timea Partos, K Michael Cummings

Tobacco Control | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2017

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To explore between-country differences and within-country trends over time in smokers' reasons for thinking about quitting and the relationship between reasons and making a quit attempt. METHODS: Participants were nationally representative samples of adult smokers from the UK (N=4717), Canada (N=4884), the USA (N=6703) and Australia (N=4482), surveyed as part of the International Tobacco Control Four Country Survey between 2002 and 2015. Generalised estimating equations were used to evaluate differences among countries in smokers' reasons for thinking about quitting and their association with making a quit attempt at follow-up wave. RESULTS: Smokers' concern for personal health wa..

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Grants

Awarded by US National Cancer Institute


Awarded by Canadian Institutes of Health Research


Awarded by Commonwealth Department of Health and Aging, National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia


Awarded by Cancer Research UK


Awarded by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation


Awarded by Canadian Tobacco Control Research Initiative


Awarded by NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE


Awarded by Economic and Social Research Council


Awarded by Medical Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

The ITC Four Country Survey has been funded by the US National Cancer Institute (P50 CA111326, P01 CA138389, R01 CA100362, R01 CA090955), Canadian Institutes of Health Research (57897, 79551 and 115016), Commonwealth Department of Health and Aging, National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (265903, 450110, 1005922 and 1106451), Cancer Research UK (C312/A3726, C312/A6465 and C312/A11039, C312/A11943), Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (045734) and Canadian Tobacco Control Research Initiative (014578). Additional support was provided to Geoffrey T Fong from a Senior Investigator Award from the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research and a Prevention Scientist Award from the Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute.