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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 EC.
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.

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