Measuring smoking cessation: problems with recall in the 1990 California Tobacco Survey.

@article{Gilpin1994MeasuringSC,
  title={Measuring smoking cessation: problems with recall in the 1990 California Tobacco Survey.},
  author={Elizabeth A. Gilpin and John P Pierce},
  journal={Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology},
  year={1994},
  volume={3 7},
  pages={613-7}
}
Measures of quitting activity are important both to evaluate public health interventions and to predict the likelihood of future quitting in the individual smoker. In population surveys, such measures are generally based on recall and thus may lack validity. In this article, we present the results of a 1-year quitting history of 8924 persons from a random-digit dialed population survey conducted in California in 1990. Respondents often forgot dates of quit attempts other than the most recent… CONTINUE READING