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Primary reasons for attempting to quit were found to be related to health concerns

 (for self and family), costs, advice or examples of successful quitting from others, 

and  family pressures to quit (see Table).

Table: Reasons given for attempting to quit

N *

% of sample 

(N = 201)

95% C.I.

Health concern (for self and family)

155

77.1

70.7–82.7

Cost

108

53.7

46.6– 60.8

Family pressure

60

29.9

23.6– 36.7

Advice and example from others

72

35.8

29.2– 42.9

Restrictions on smoking 

(in workplace, on public transportation, at home)

53

26.4

20.4– 33.0

Social stigma

45

22.4

16.8– 28.8

* Respondents could indicate multiple answers to this item.

Yang et al. BMC Public Health 2006 6:65   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-6-65


Tingzhong Yang

Director of Center for Tobacco Control Research,Zhejiang University School of Medicine
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