Journal article

How does a failed quit attempt among regular smokers affect their cigarette consumption? Findings from the International Tobacco Control Four-Country Survey (ITC-4)

Hua-Hie Yong, Ron Borland, Andrew Hyland, Mohammad Siahpush

Nicotine & Tobacco Research | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2008


Recent cross-sectional data suggests that smokers tend to reduce smoking following a failed self-initiated quit attempt, possibly motivated by the need to reduce harms or to facilitate future quitting or both. This study prospectively examined changes in cigarette consumption among adult smokers who relapsed from a quit attempt. It uses data from the first three waves of the International Tobacco Control Four-Country Survey (ITC-4), a random digit-dialed telephone survey of a cohort of over 9,000 adult smokers from the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, and Australia, followed up annually. Compared with those who did not make a quit attempt, relapsers were more likely to reduce consumpti..

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