Journal article

Smoking cessation advice and non-pharmacological support in a national sample of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander smokers and ex-smokers

David P Thomas, Pele T Bennet, Viki L Briggs, Sophia Couzos, Jennifer M Hunt, Kathryn S Panaretto, Matthew Stevens, Ron Borland

MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA | WILEY | Published : 2015

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To describe recall among a national sample of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander smokers and recent ex-smokers of having received advice to quit smoking and referral to non-pharmacological cessation support from health professionals, and their association with quit attempts. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: The Talking About The Smokes project used a quota sampling design to recruit 1721 smokers and ex-smokers who had quit ≤ 12 months previously from communities served by 34 Aboriginal community-controlled health services and one community in the Torres Strait. Baseline surveys were conducted from April 2012 to October 2013. Results for daily smokers were compared with 1412 A..

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