Do smokers know how to quit? Knowledge and perceived effectiveness of cessation assistance as predictors of cessation behaviour.

@article{Hammond2004DoSK,
  title={Do smokers know how to quit? Knowledge and perceived effectiveness of cessation assistance as predictors of cessation behaviour.},
  author={David M. Hammond and Paul Wesley McDonald and Geoffrey T. Fong and Ron Borland},
  journal={Addiction},
  year={2004},
  volume={99 8},
  pages={1042-8}
}
AIMS Despite the existence of effective cessation methods, the vast majority of smokers attempt to quit on their own. To date, there is little evidence to explain the low adoption rates for effective forms of cessation assistance, including pharmaceutical aids. This study sought to assess smokers' awareness and perceived effectiveness of cessation methods and to examine the relationship of this knowledge to cessation behaviour. DESIGN A random-digit-dial telephone survey (response rate = 76… CONTINUE READING

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