Predictors of intention to quit smoking in Hong Kong secondary school children.

  title={Predictors of intention to quit smoking in Hong Kong secondary school children.},
  author={David Chung Ngok Wong and Sophia Siu Chee Chan and Sai Yin Ho and Daniel Yee Tak Fong and Tai-hing Lam},
  journal={Journal of public health},
  volume={32 3},
BACKGROUND Behavioral theories suggest that a past quit attempt influences psycho-social determinants to predict smokers' intention to quit, although no study has tested the hypothesis among youth smokers. METHODS A sample of 1561 Chinese secondary students, who were current smokers, were collected in a cross-sectional school-based survey in Hong Kong. RESULTS For the 943 students with past quit attempts, those with lower daily cigarette consumption; who perceived smoking would not elicit… CONTINUE READING
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