Characteristics of smokers who attempt to quit and of those who recently succeeded.

@article{Derby1994CharacteristicsOS,
  title={Characteristics of smokers who attempt to quit and of those who recently succeeded.},
  author={Carol A. Derby and Thomas M. Lasater and Keith Vass and Soraya Gonz{\'a}lez and Richard A. Carleton},
  journal={American journal of preventive medicine},
  year={1994},
  volume={10 6},
  pages={327-34}
}
Although a high percentage of smokers attempt to quit each year, success rates are low. Thus, public health strategies must not only convince some smokers to attempt cessation, but also improve the success rate among other smokers already motivated to quit. Specific cessation strategies may be required for smokers in these two groups. This study compares sociodemographic and health behavior characteristics of smokers who have and have not attempted to quit and of those who recently succeeded… CONTINUE READING

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