Smoking Patterns and Smoking Cessation Willingness-A Study among Beneficiaries of Government Welfare Assistance in Poland.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10146/618142
Title:
Smoking Patterns and Smoking Cessation Willingness-A Study among Beneficiaries of Government Welfare Assistance in Poland.
Authors:
Milcarz, Katarzyna; Makowiec-Dabrowska, Teresa; Bak-Romaniszyn, Leokadia; Kaleta, Dorota ( 0000-0001-8453-8235 )
Abstract:
This study examines the prevalence and tobacco use patterns among adult social assistance beneficiaries and their interest in quitting. The results are based on data collected in a cross-sectional survey conducted among adults in the Piotrkowski district. A sample of 3636 social assistance beneficiaries produced a total of 1817 respondents who completed face-to-face questionnaires. Overall, 37.1% of the respondents, including 52.8% men and 29.6% women, were current smokers. Over one third of the smokers reported their willingness to quit. In the study population, several characteristics were significantly associated with the current daily smoking: male gender, low educational attainment, unemployment or temporary employment, lack of awareness of smoking-associated health risks, use of e-cigarettes, and exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS). The intention to quit smoking among the daily smokers was positively correlated with their awareness of smoking-associated health risks, lack of previous quit attempts, and low exposure to ETS. Smoking prevalence among social assistance recipients tends to be higher than in the general population, but more than half of the smokers are willing to quit. There is an urgency to develop policies tailored to the needs of these disadvantaged population groups.
Affiliation:
Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Łódź, Poland
Citation:
Int J Environ Res Public Health 2017, 14 (2)
Journal:
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Issue Date:
27-Jan-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10146/618142
DOI:
10.3390/ijerph14020131
PubMed ID:
28134802
Additional Links:
http://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/14/2/131
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1660-4601
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dc.contributor.authorMilcarz, Katarzynaen
dc.contributor.authorMakowiec-Dabrowska, Teresaen
dc.contributor.authorBak-Romaniszyn, Leokadiaen
dc.contributor.authorKaleta, Dorotaen
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-24T11:27:44Z-
dc.date.available2017-08-24T11:27:44Z-
dc.date.issued2017-01-27-
dc.identifier.citationInt J Environ Res Public Health 2017, 14 (2)en
dc.identifier.issn1660-4601-
dc.identifier.pmid28134802-
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/ijerph14020131-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10146/618142-
dc.description.abstractThis study examines the prevalence and tobacco use patterns among adult social assistance beneficiaries and their interest in quitting. The results are based on data collected in a cross-sectional survey conducted among adults in the Piotrkowski district. A sample of 3636 social assistance beneficiaries produced a total of 1817 respondents who completed face-to-face questionnaires. Overall, 37.1% of the respondents, including 52.8% men and 29.6% women, were current smokers. Over one third of the smokers reported their willingness to quit. In the study population, several characteristics were significantly associated with the current daily smoking: male gender, low educational attainment, unemployment or temporary employment, lack of awareness of smoking-associated health risks, use of e-cigarettes, and exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS). The intention to quit smoking among the daily smokers was positively correlated with their awareness of smoking-associated health risks, lack of previous quit attempts, and low exposure to ETS. Smoking prevalence among social assistance recipients tends to be higher than in the general population, but more than half of the smokers are willing to quit. There is an urgency to develop policies tailored to the needs of these disadvantaged population groups.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/14/2/131en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to International journal of environmental research and public healthen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/*
dc.subjecttobbaco controlen
dc.subjectcigarettesen
dc.subjectsmoking cessationen
dc.subjectlow socioeconomic status populationen
dc.subject.meshAdolescent-
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshAttitude to Health-
dc.subject.meshCross-Sectional Studies-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged-
dc.subject.meshPoland-
dc.subject.meshPoverty-
dc.subject.meshPrevalence-
dc.subject.meshPublic Assistance-
dc.subject.meshSmoking-
dc.subject.meshSmoking Cessation-
dc.subject.meshSocioeconomic Factors-
dc.subject.meshTobacco Use Disorder-
dc.subject.meshYoung Adult-
dc.titleSmoking Patterns and Smoking Cessation Willingness-A Study among Beneficiaries of Government Welfare Assistance in Poland.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentNofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Łódź, Polanden
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Healthen

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