Willingness and preferred methods to help quitting smoking in Switzerland

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Willingness and preferred methods to help quitting smoking in Switzerland
Title of the conference
Immunology and Cancer, CHUV Research Day, January 28, 2010
Author(s)
Marques-Vidal Pedro Manuel, Cerveira João, Paccaud Fred, Mooser Vincent, Waeber Gérard, Vollenweider Peter, Cornuz Jacques
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University of Lausanne, Faculty of Biology and Medicine
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Lausanne
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Published
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2010
Pages
85, MCV-6
Language
english
Abstract
Purpose: to assess among current smokers in Switzerland the willingness to quit and the preferred methods to help quitting smoking.
Methods: cross-sectional study including 1265 current smokers (607 women and 658 men). Difficulty quitting smoking and the preferred methods to help quitting smoking were assessed by questionnaire.
Results: 89% of women and 84% of men reported being "very difficult" or "difficult" to quit smoking. Almost three quarters of smokers (73% of women and 70% of men) reported some willingness to quit smoking, but less than 25% of them wanted to do so within the next 30 days, and only 64% within the next 6 months. Willingness to quit was stronger among younger smokers while no differences were found for gender, physical activity or education al Javel. The preferred methods to help quitting smoking were personalized counselling by a doctor (51.4%), acupuncture (35.9%); nicotine replacement therapy (37.6%); hypnosis (28.8%); information flyers (24.9%); autogenic training (15.3%); bupropion (15.2%); personalized counselling by a non-doctor (14.7%) and group interventions (13.2%). Acupuncture and hypnosis were more favoured by women, and autogenic training by younger smokers. Still, a sizable fraction (between 19 and 51%) of smokers did not know some of the methods to help quitting smoking.
Conclusion: although more than two thirds of Swiss smokers want to quit, only a small fraction wishes to do so in the short term. Setter information regarding the different methods to help quitting is also necessary.
Keywords
Smoking Cessation/methods , Smoking Cessation/psychology , Switzerland
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