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Article: The social context of smoking cessation in China: An exploratory interview study

TitleThe social context of smoking cessation in China: An exploratory interview study
Authors
Issue Date2011
PublisherB M J Publishing Group. The Journal's web site is located at http://tc.bmjjournals.com/
Citation
Tobacco Control, 2011, v. 21 n. 1, p. 57-58 How to Cite?
AbstractBackground China has the largest population of smokers in the world. Little previous research has explored the cultural challenges in encouraging smoking cessation in China. This study aimed to explore and generate research questions about culturally distinctive beliefs and barriers to smoking cessation. Methods A convenience sample of 21 smokers and ex-smokers selected from a Guangzhou hospital smoking cessation clinic and medical ward was interviewed about experiences with quitting smoking. Data were analysed to elucidate culturally distinctive obstacles to cessation that may warrant further study. Results Three major obstacles to smoking cessation were identified: family and social influences, the myth that quitting smoking is dangerous to health and misinformation from health professionals. Conclusions This study suggests that smoking cessation in China is made more challenging by a social context in which family, friends and even health professionals may discourage it. However, these identified barriers and beliefs about smoking cessation need to be confirmed in larger, more representative studies in the future.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/146926
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2015 Impact Factor: 6.321
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 2.855
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Funding AgencyGrant Number
Cancer Research United Kingdom (CRUK)
University of Hong Kong
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We would like to thank Cancer Research United Kingdom (CRUK) and the University of Hong Kong for their funding and support, and Dr Simon Chapman for guidance on revising this manuscript. The staff of the Guangzhou No 12 hospital assisted in subject recruitment.

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dc.contributor.authorChan, SSCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorFong, DYTen_HK
dc.contributor.authorMalone, REen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLam, THen_HK
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dc.date.issued2011en_HK
dc.identifier.citationTobacco Control, 2011, v. 21 n. 1, p. 57-58en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0964-4563en_HK
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dc.description.abstractBackground China has the largest population of smokers in the world. Little previous research has explored the cultural challenges in encouraging smoking cessation in China. This study aimed to explore and generate research questions about culturally distinctive beliefs and barriers to smoking cessation. Methods A convenience sample of 21 smokers and ex-smokers selected from a Guangzhou hospital smoking cessation clinic and medical ward was interviewed about experiences with quitting smoking. Data were analysed to elucidate culturally distinctive obstacles to cessation that may warrant further study. Results Three major obstacles to smoking cessation were identified: family and social influences, the myth that quitting smoking is dangerous to health and misinformation from health professionals. Conclusions This study suggests that smoking cessation in China is made more challenging by a social context in which family, friends and even health professionals may discourage it. However, these identified barriers and beliefs about smoking cessation need to be confirmed in larger, more representative studies in the future.en_HK
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dc.publisherB M J Publishing Group. The Journal's web site is located at http://tc.bmjjournals.com/en_HK
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dc.subject.meshAttitude of Health Personnelen_HK
dc.subject.meshChinaen_HK
dc.subject.meshCultureen_HK
dc.subject.meshFamily - psychologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshHealth Knowledge, Attitudes, Practiceen_HK
dc.subject.meshHumansen_HK
dc.subject.meshSmoking - psychologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshSmoking Cessation - psychologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshSocial Environmenten_HK
dc.titleThe social context of smoking cessation in China: An exploratory interview studyen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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