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Tobacco cessation in a population over age 15 years: a community-based survey in Alexandria.
East Mediterr Health J. 2005 May; 11(3):287-99.EM

Abstract

A survey of 2120 adults in Alexandria, Egypt, studied the determinants and patterns of tobacco cessation among ever smokers. Ever smokers were 30.7% of respondents; only 3.5% had given up smoking (quit ratio of 11.4%). The quit ratio was significantly lower for ex-daily smokers (7.5%) than for ex-occasional smokers (44.8%). Among current smokers, 56.3% were between the contemplation and preparatory phases for quitting, whereas 25.1% were in the action phase of attempting to quit, for an average duration of 2.5 months, before relapsing. Health concerns were the motive for all ex-smokers and 95.0% of attempters, but craving for nicotine was the commonest reason for relapse. Tobacco cessation was predicted by older age of tobacco initiation, shorter duration of use, presence of health problems and a perception of the benefits of quitting.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt. randayoussef@link.netNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16602447

Citation

Youssef, R M., et al. "Tobacco Cessation in a Population Over Age 15 Years: a Community-based Survey in Alexandria." Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal = La Revue De Sante De La Mediterranee Orientale = al-Majallah Al-sihhiyah Li-sharq Al-mutawassit, vol. 11, no. 3, 2005, pp. 287-99.
Youssef RM, Abou Khatwa SA, Fouad HM. Tobacco cessation in a population over age 15 years: a community-based survey in Alexandria. East Mediterr Health J. 2005;11(3):287-99.
Youssef, R. M., Abou Khatwa, S. A., & Fouad, H. M. (2005). Tobacco cessation in a population over age 15 years: a community-based survey in Alexandria. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal = La Revue De Sante De La Mediterranee Orientale = al-Majallah Al-sihhiyah Li-sharq Al-mutawassit, 11(3), 287-99.
Youssef RM, Abou Khatwa SA, Fouad HM. Tobacco Cessation in a Population Over Age 15 Years: a Community-based Survey in Alexandria. East Mediterr Health J. 2005;11(3):287-99. PubMed PMID: 16602447.
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