Journal article

Impact of smoking cessation aids and mass media among recent quitters

L Biener, RL Reimer, M Wakefield, G Szczypka, NA Rigotti, G Connolly

American Journal of Preventive Medicine | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2006

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Although studies have addressed the effectiveness of conventional smoking aids such as quit-smoking programs and pharmaceutical therapy, few studies have assessed their likely impact on cessation at the population level relative to the impact of mass media anti-tobacco advertisements. METHODS: A random digit dial telephone survey of 6739 Massachusetts residents conducted in 2001-2002 yielded a subsample of 787 individuals who had quit-smoking within the past 2 years. Measures included the types of cessation aids used and perceptions of their helpfulness. Rates of population impact were estimated. Multinomial logistic regression determined the predictors of being helped by convent..

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