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Prevalence and factors associated with attempts to quit and smoking cessation in Malaysia

Lim, Kuang Hock and Heng, Pei Pei and Nik Mohamed, Mohamad Haniki and Chieh, Huey Teh and Mohd Yusoff, Muhammad Fadhli and Miaw, Jane Yn Ling and Baharom, Nizam and Wee, Lei Hum and Chan, Caryn Mei Hsien and Ho, Bee Kiau and Md Haris Robson, Noor Zurani and Draman, Samsul and Ab Rahman, Norny Syafinaz and Kartiwi, Mira and Ab Rahman, Jamalludin (2019) Prevalence and factors associated with attempts to quit and smoking cessation in Malaysia. Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health, 31 (7 (suppl)). 22S-31S. ISSN 1010-5395 E-ISSN 1941-2479

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Abstract

Smoking cessation significantly reduces risk of smoking-related diseases and mortality. This study aims to determine the prevalence and factors associated with attempts to quit and smoking cessation among adult current smokers in Malaysia. Data from the National E-Cigarette Survey 2016 were analyzed. Forty nine percent of current smokers had attempted to quit at least once in the past 12 months and 31.4% of the respondents were former smokers. Multivariable analysis revealed that current smokers with low nicotine addiction and aged below 45 years were more likely to attempt to quit smoking. Being married, older age group, and having tertiary education were significantly associated with smoking cessation. Only half of the current smokers ever attempted to quit smoking and only a third of smokers quit. Stronger tobacco control policies are needed in Malaysia to encourage more smokers to quit smoking. Improved access to cessation support for underprivileged smokers is also needed.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3297/77885
Uncontrolled Keywords: former smokers, current smokers, attempt to quit, Malaysian adults, National Electronic Cigarette Survey
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
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Depositing User: nur hakimah a manan
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2020 15:23
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2020 15:23
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/77885

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