J Korean Acad Fam Med.  2001 Nov;22(11):1603-1611.

The factors associated with success of smoking cessation at smoking-cessation clinic

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  • 1Department of Family Medicine, College of Medicine, Inje University, Korea.

Abstract

BACKGROUND: In spite of harmfulness of smoking, the smoking rate of adult male is high in Korea and that of adolescent and women has risen recently. Most smokers try to stop smoking for themselves without doctor's help or medication, but the success rate is extremely low. Although the number of smoking-cessation clinic has risen year by year, there are few researches about smoking cessation. In this study, we tried to find the factors associated with successful smoking cessation and the effective smoking cessation modalities.
METHODS
114 smokers, who has visited the smoking-cessation clinic of Seoul Paik Hospital from Oct. 1998 to June 2000, were included. After doing a survey with basic questionnaire and smoking cessation counselling, we followed up them. We also checked their smoking behavior 6 months later.
RESULTS
The success rate was 32.5%. The demographic characteristics of success group and failure group no significant difference. But the factors such as age, BMI, expiratory CO level at initial visit to hospital, nicotine dependence scale, the duration using nicotine patch and the number of visit to smoking-cessation clinic showed significant difference between the two groups.
CONCLUSION
The results of logistic regression showed that BMI and nicotine dependence scale were significantly different.

Keyword

smoking; smoking cessation; nicotine

MeSH Terms

Adolescent
Adult
Female
Humans
Korea
Logistic Models
Male
Nicotine
Seoul
Smoke*
Smoking Cessation*
Smoking*
Tobacco Use Cessation Products
Tobacco Use Disorder
Surveys and Questionnaires
Nicotine
Smoke
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