Journal article

Partnering and parenting transitions associate with changing smoking status: a cohort study in young Australians

Jing Tian, Seana Gall, George Patton, Terry Dwyer, Alison Venn

International Journal of Public Health | SPRINGER BASEL AG | Published : 2017


OBJECTIVES: To examine the effects of partnering and parenting transitions on smoking continuity in young adults. METHODS: A prospective cohort study was conducted involving 1084 young smokers and former smokers who completed questionnaires at baseline (2004-2006, aged 26-36 years) and 5 years later. RESULTS: 233/570 (40.9%) smokers quit and 58/514 (11.3%) former smokers resumed smoking during follow-up. For partnering transitions, compared with remaining not partnered, the likelihood of quitting was higher among men who became (RR 2.84 95% CI 1.62, 4.98) or stayed (RR 2.12, 95% CI 1.18, 3.80) partnered and women who became partnered (RR 1.50, 95% CI 1.03, 2.18). People who became (RR 0.14, ..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council

Awarded by National Heart Foundation

Awarded by NHMRC Research Fellowship

Awarded by Heart Foundation Public Health Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Awarded by Future Leader Fellowship

Funding Acknowledgements

This study was supported by Grants from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC 211316 and 544923), the National Heart Foundation (GOOH0578), the Tasmanian Community Fund and Veolia Environmental Services. We gratefully acknowledge the study sponsors Sanitarium, ASICS and Target. Alison Venn was supported by an NHMRC Research Fellowship (APP1008299), and Seana Gall by a Heart Foundation Public Health Post-Doctoral Fellowship (PH 11H6047) and Future Leader Fellowship (100448).