Journal article

Do smokers know how to quit? knowledge and perceived effectiveness of cessation assistance as predictors of cessation behavior

D Hammond, PW McDonald, GT Fong, R Borland

Addiction | BLACKWELL PUBLISHING LTD | Published : 2004

Abstract

AIMS: Despite the existence of effective cessation methods, the vast majority of smokers attempt to quit on their own. To date, there is little evidence to explain the low adoption rates for effective forms of cessation assistance, including pharmaceutical aids. This study sought to assess smokers' awareness and perceived effectiveness of cessation methods and to examine the relationship of this knowledge to cessation behaviour. DESIGN: A random-digit-dial telephone survey (response rate = 76%) with 3-month follow-up was conducted with 616 adult daily smokers in South-Western Ontario, Canada. MEASUREMENTS: A baseline survey assessed smoking behaviour, as well as smokers' awareness and percei..

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