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Smoking, smoking cessation, and use of smoking cessation aids and support services in South Derbyshire, England.
Public Health. 2007 May; 121(5):321-32.PH

Abstract

OBJECTIVES

To describe smoking behaviour, motivation to quit and quit rates, and the effect of advice and support for smoking cessation among smokers from more and less disadvantaged socio-economic groups in South Derbyshire, a mixed urban and rural area of central England.

STUDY DESIGN

Cross-sectional study.

METHODS

A cross-sectional study with a random, stratified sample of people aged 25-44 years and people aged 65-74 years with over-sampling of populations living in disadvantaged areas. Main outcome measures included the proportion of smokers wishing to quit and quitting in the last year; reported advice to quit from family and friends and health professionals; and awareness and use of NHS smoking-cessation services.

RESULTS

Over half of smokers aged 25-44 years, about one-third of women smokers and 40% of male smokers aged 65-74 years wished to quit. This varied little by socio-economic status. Quit rates were generally lower among smokers of lower socio-economic status (SES), especially among people aged 25-44 years. Smokers of lower SES reported slightly less advice to quit from family and friends, and more so from health professionals. Awareness and use of cessation services was about 30% and 5%, respectively, among smokers and recent quitters. Awareness varied little but accessing services was generally higher among smokers of lower SES.

CONCLUSIONS

Despite evidence that health professionals and cessation services were targeting smokers with lower SES and of similar motivation to quit, quit rates were lower. Broader tobacco control interventions targeting the social and environmental contexts that create and maintain socio-economic differentials in smoking are required.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, PO Box 7343, Wellington, New Zealand. Richard.Edwards@otago.ac.nzNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17339045

Citation

Edwards, Richard, et al. "Smoking, Smoking Cessation, and Use of Smoking Cessation Aids and Support Services in South Derbyshire, England." Public Health, vol. 121, no. 5, 2007, pp. 321-32.
Edwards R, McElduff P, Jenner D, et al. Smoking, smoking cessation, and use of smoking cessation aids and support services in South Derbyshire, England. Public Health. 2007;121(5):321-32.
Edwards, R., McElduff, P., Jenner, D., Heller, R. F., & Langley, J. (2007). Smoking, smoking cessation, and use of smoking cessation aids and support services in South Derbyshire, England. Public Health, 121(5), 321-32.
Edwards R, et al. Smoking, Smoking Cessation, and Use of Smoking Cessation Aids and Support Services in South Derbyshire, England. Public Health. 2007;121(5):321-32. PubMed PMID: 17339045.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Smoking, smoking cessation, and use of smoking cessation aids and support services in South Derbyshire, England. AU - Edwards,Richard, AU - McElduff,Patrick, AU - Jenner,David, AU - Heller,Richard F, AU - Langley,John, Y1 - 2007/03/06/ PY - 2006/03/01/received PY - 2006/09/01/revised PY - 2006/11/09/accepted PY - 2007/3/7/pubmed PY - 2007/6/15/medline PY - 2007/3/7/entrez SP - 321 EP - 32 JF - Public health JO - Public Health VL - 121 IS - 5 N2 - OBJECTIVES: To describe smoking behaviour, motivation to quit and quit rates, and the effect of advice and support for smoking cessation among smokers from more and less disadvantaged socio-economic groups in South Derbyshire, a mixed urban and rural area of central England. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. METHODS: A cross-sectional study with a random, stratified sample of people aged 25-44 years and people aged 65-74 years with over-sampling of populations living in disadvantaged areas. Main outcome measures included the proportion of smokers wishing to quit and quitting in the last year; reported advice to quit from family and friends and health professionals; and awareness and use of NHS smoking-cessation services. RESULTS: Over half of smokers aged 25-44 years, about one-third of women smokers and 40% of male smokers aged 65-74 years wished to quit. This varied little by socio-economic status. Quit rates were generally lower among smokers of lower socio-economic status (SES), especially among people aged 25-44 years. Smokers of lower SES reported slightly less advice to quit from family and friends, and more so from health professionals. Awareness and use of cessation services was about 30% and 5%, respectively, among smokers and recent quitters. Awareness varied little but accessing services was generally higher among smokers of lower SES. CONCLUSIONS: Despite evidence that health professionals and cessation services were targeting smokers with lower SES and of similar motivation to quit, quit rates were lower. Broader tobacco control interventions targeting the social and environmental contexts that create and maintain socio-economic differentials in smoking are required. SN - 0033-3506 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17339045/Smoking_smoking_cessation_and_use_of_smoking_cessation_aids_and_support_services_in_South_Derbyshire_England_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0033-3506(06)00330-1 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -