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Factors influencing the initiation, continuation and cessation of smoking.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16892734     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Smoking is complexely related to various aspects of life style. A survey conducted among 573 teachers of Lucknow University to identify the various factors influencing the smoking habit revealed that friends played a significant role in initiation of smoking and its continuation. Significantly higher proportion of current smokers used only filter cigarettes. Majority of ex-smokers were successfully able to stop smoking in the first attempt, the most common reason for them to stop being health related. Compared to this, almost half of the current smokers stated that they were never advised to stop smoking by anyone and they had never made an attempt to quit. The results suggest that creating an awareness among smokers about the health hazards may encourage them to stop smoking.
A Kumar; U Mohan; V C Jain
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Indian journal of chest diseases & allied sciences     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0377-9343     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci     Publication Date:    1995 Jan-Mar
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-08-08     Completed Date:  2006-08-29     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7612044     Medline TA:  Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  21-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Upgraded Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, K G's Medical College, Lucknow.
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MeSH Terms
Attitude to Health*
India / epidemiology
Life Style
Middle Aged
Retrospective Studies
Smoking / epidemiology,  psychology*
Smoking Cessation / psychology*,  statistics & numerical data

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