The Prevalence of and Factors Associated with the Use of Smoking Cessation Medication in Korea: Trend between 2005–2011

@inproceedings{Shin2013ThePO,
  title={The Prevalence of and Factors Associated with the Use of Smoking Cessation Medication in Korea: Trend between 2005–2011},
  author={Dong-wook Shin and Beomseok Suh and Sohyun Chun and Juhee Cho and Sang Ho Yoo and Seok Joong Kim and Bumjo Oh and Belong Cho},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND In Korea, nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) has been widely used in government-led, public health center-based smoking cessation services since 2004 and varenicline has become available from 2007 but without reimbursement. In this study which used a series of nationwide cross-sectional surveys in Korea performed from 2005 to 2011, we examined the prevalence of smoking cessation medication use and factors associated with it. METHODS We analyzed data from the third to fifth waves of… CONTINUE READING

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