Journal article

Smokers with financial stress are more likely to want to quit but less likely to try or succeed: findings from the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Four Country Survey

Mohammad Siahpush, Hua-Hie Yong, Ron Borland, Jessica L Reid, David Hammond

Addiction | WILEY-BLACKWELL PUBLISHING, INC | Published : 2009


OBJECTIVE: To examine the association of financial stress with interest in quitting smoking, making a quit attempt and quit success. DESIGN AND PARTICIPANTS: The analysis used data from 4984 smokers who participated in waves 4 and 5 (2005-07) of the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Four Country Survey, a prospective study of a cohort of smokers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. MEASUREMENT: The outcomes were interest in quitting at wave 4, making a quit attempt and quit success at wave 5. The main predictor was financial stress at wave 4: '. . . because of a shortage of money, were you unable to pay any important bills on time, such as electricity, telephone ..

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Awarded by US National Cancer Institute/NIH

Funding Acknowledgements

The research was funded by grants from the US National Cancer Institute/NIH [from the Roswell Park Transdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research Center (TTURC), P50 CA111236 and from R01 CA100362], the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council, the Australian Commonwealth Department of Health and Aging, Cancer Research UK, the Centre for Behavioural Research and Program Evaluation of the National Cancer Institute of Canada/Canadian Cancer Society, the Canadian Tobacco Control Research Initiative and the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth).