Determinants of smoking and cessation in older women.

  title={Determinants of smoking and cessation in older women.},
  author={Jacques Donz{\'e} and Christiane Ruffieux and Jacques Cornuz},
  journal={Age and ageing},
  volume={36 1},
BACKGROUND although the benefits of quitting smoking even at an advanced age have been proved, few campaigns target the older population. The goals of this study were to analyse the characteristics of older women smokers help and support those wanting to quit. METHODS we assessed the determinants of smoking cessation in a prospective cohort study performed in 7,609 older women. A questionnaire about smoking habits was sent to the 486 eligible smokers. Smoking dependence and smokers' readiness… CONTINUE READING
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