Intention to quit smoking among human immunodeficiency virus infected adults in Johannesburg, South Africa.

@article{Shapiro2011IntentionTQ,
  title={Intention to quit smoking among human immunodeficiency virus infected adults in Johannesburg, South Africa.},
  author={Adrienne E Shapiro and Nkeko Tshabangu and Jonathan Eric Golub and Neil Alexander Martinson},
  journal={The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease},
  year={2011},
  volume={15 1},
  pages={
          140-2
        }
}
Although smoking is common in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infected individuals, in resource-constrained, high HIV prevalence settings, information on smoking cessation intent and acceptability is limited. Of 150 self-reported current smokers surveyed in two South African HIV clinics, 62 (42%) reported intent to quit smoking in the next year, while 86 (58%) were not interested in quitting or had no plan to quit; 132 (82%) had attempted to quit at least once in the past. Respondents… CONTINUE READING

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