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

TitlePredictors of intention to quit smoking in Hong Kong secondary school children
Authors
Keywordsintention to quit
quitting history
young people
Issue Date2010
PublisherOxford University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://jpubhealth.oxfordjournals.org/
Citation
Journal Of Public Health, 2010, v. 32 n. 3, p. 360-371 How to Cite?
AbstractBackground: 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 positive social responses from others; who had one parent/teacher who prohibited them to smoke; who were aware of the health hazards of smoking and being male smokers, were more likely to have an intention to quit smoking. For the 618 students without a past quit attempt, those who did not perceive any benefit from smoking; who had parents and teachers to prohibit them to smoke and who received social support to quit, were more likely to have an intention to quit smoking. Conclusion: Strengthening the prohibition of smoking and providing social support may help initiate the intention to quit among youth smokers without a past quit attempt, while de-normalizing social images of smoking, providing information about the health hazards of smoking and relieving nicotine addiction may sustain quitting intentions among youth smokers with past quit attempts. © 2009 The Author, Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of Faculty of Public Health. All rights reserved.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/129852
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 2.019
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.933
ISI Accession Number ID
Funding AgencyGrant Number
Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health (COSH)
Department of Health, Hong Kong SAR Government (DH)
Funding Information:

The survey was funded by the Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health (COSH) and the Department of Health, Hong Kong SAR Government (DH).

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dc.contributor.authorWong, DCNen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, SSCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHo, SYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorFong, DYTen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLam, THen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-12-23T08:43:04Z-
dc.date.available2010-12-23T08:43:04Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_HK
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Public Health, 2010, v. 32 n. 3, p. 360-371en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1741-3842en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/129852-
dc.description.abstractBackground: 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 positive social responses from others; who had one parent/teacher who prohibited them to smoke; who were aware of the health hazards of smoking and being male smokers, were more likely to have an intention to quit smoking. For the 618 students without a past quit attempt, those who did not perceive any benefit from smoking; who had parents and teachers to prohibit them to smoke and who received social support to quit, were more likely to have an intention to quit smoking. Conclusion: Strengthening the prohibition of smoking and providing social support may help initiate the intention to quit among youth smokers without a past quit attempt, while de-normalizing social images of smoking, providing information about the health hazards of smoking and relieving nicotine addiction may sustain quitting intentions among youth smokers with past quit attempts. © 2009 The Author, Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of Faculty of Public Health. All rights reserved.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherOxford University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://jpubhealth.oxfordjournals.org/en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Public Healthen_HK
dc.subjectintention to quiten_HK
dc.subjectquitting historyen_HK
dc.subjectyoung peopleen_HK
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten_HK
dc.subject.meshChilden_HK
dc.subject.meshCross-Sectional Studiesen_HK
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshHong Kong - epidemiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshHumansen_HK
dc.subject.meshIntentionen_HK
dc.subject.meshMaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshSmoking - epidemiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshSmoking Cessation - psychologyen_HK
dc.titlePredictors of intention to quit smoking in Hong Kong secondary school childrenen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailChan, SSC: scsophia@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailHo, SY: syho@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailFong, DYT: dytfong@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailLam, TH: hrmrlth@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1093/pubmed/fdp125en_HK
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dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-77956014272en_HK
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dc.identifier.volume32en_HK
dc.identifier.issue3en_HK
dc.identifier.spage360en_HK
dc.identifier.epage371en_HK
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_HK
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