Winnie W N Ho

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BACKGROUND In the West, the effectiveness of smoking cessation programmes is well established. Smoking cessation programmes in the East are rare. We evaluated a pilot smoking cessation health centre (SCHC) of the Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health (COSH). METHODS The clinic operated 3 days a week from 6 to 9 pm. Smokers were recruited mainly by low(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the attitudes of Chinese adolescents toward smoking, giving up smoking, and smoking cessation programs presently available. The study was a qualitative study carried out in 2002 by focus groups of 32 male secondary school students in Hong Kong who were either current smokers or had recently given up smoking. Subjects(More)
BACKGROUND Different smoking cessation programmes have been developed in the last decade but utilization by the elderly is low. We evaluated a pilot mobile smoking cessation service for the Chinese elderly in Hong Kong and identified predictors of quitting. METHODS The Mobile Smoking Cessation Programme (MSCP) targeted elderly smokers (aged 60 or above)(More)
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