Role of Quit Supporters and Other Factors Associated with Smoking Abstinence in Adolescent Smokers
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Posted by: Natalia Gromov
Lim MK, Kim HJ, Yun EH, Oh JK, Park EY, Shin SH, Jung BY, Park
Addict Behav. 2011 Nov 17. [Epub ahead of print]
This study examined the effectiveness of a quitline among
adolescent smokers in the Republic
of Korea. Of those who
participated in the study, 13.4% of boys and 6.6% of girls maintained their
quit for one year. Having a high level of self-efficacy influenced quit success
positively for both genders. Boys with
parents or other family members as quit supporters, and boys with a higher number
of past cessation attempts, were more likely to relapse. Authors conclude that
the quitline is an effective way to encourage adolescent smoking cessation in Korea.
Reinforcing self-efficacy and enhancing cooperative behaviors of parents or
other quit supporters could also help.