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Use of smoking cessation aids: role of perceived safety and efficacy


Ferguson, SG and Schuez, B and Gitchell, JG, Use of smoking cessation aids: role of perceived safety and efficacy, Journal of Smoking Cessation, 7, (1) pp. 1-3. ISSN 1834-2612 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1017/jsc.2012.11


The majority of smokers indicate that they would like to quit. It has been estimated that approximately three quarters of Australian smokers have tried to change their behaviour in the last 12 months (Scollo & Winstanley, 2008); similarly more than half of US smokers report having tried to quit in the last year (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2011). Despite their interest in quitting, the proportion of smokers who successfully quit each year is very low (CDC, 2011). While other factors are also important, poor cessation rates can partly be attributed to the low uptake of efficacious smoking cessation methods, particularly pharmacotherapies (Shiffman, Brockwell, et al., 2008).

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences
Research Field:Clinical pharmacology and therapeutics
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public health (excl. specific population health)
Objective Field:Public health (excl. specific population health) not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Ferguson, SG (Professor Stuart Ferguson)
UTAS Author:Schuez, B (Dr Benjamin Schuez)
ID Code:77985
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Pharmacy
Deposited On:2012-06-10
Last Modified:2018-05-04

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