Journal article

Predictors and reasons for starting and sustaining quit attempts in a national cohort of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander smokers

David P Thomas, Louise Lyons, Ron Borland

Drug and Alcohol Review | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: The national prevalence of daily smoking among the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population is 39% but falling. We explore factors associated with starting and sustaining quit attempts, and reasons given for quitting. DESIGN AND METHODS: We analysed data from the nationally representative quota sample of 759 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults who reported smoking at least weekly in the Talking About The Smokes baseline survey (April 2012-October 2013) who completed a follow-up survey a year later (August 2013-August 2014). RESULTS: Having made more quit attempts, more recent quit attempts in the past, motivational attitudes, having been encouraged to ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

We acknowledge and thank the participants, the staff and management of the 34 participating Aboriginal community controlled health services, the Torres Shire Council, the project staff and members of the project leadership group. The project was funded by the Australian Government Department of Health.