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Influence of some demographical and social factors on degree of nicotine addiction and motivation to quit smoking in healthy people

Tomasz Targowski, Sławomir From, Renata Różyńska, Justyna Mierzejewska
Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2004;72(5-6):198-200.

open access

Vol 72, No 5-6 (2004)
ORIGINAL PAPERS
Published online: 2008-02-18
Submitted: 2013-02-22

Abstract

Aim: Estimation of the influence of some demographical and social factors on degree of nicotine addiction and motivation to quit smoking.
Material and method: 208 healthy, smoking people entered the study. The Fagerström test was used for analyzing degree of nicotine addiction (heavy addiction > 7 points). Motivation for smoking cessation was estimated by Schneider test (high motivation > 5 positive answers). Tests results were analyzed in connection with age, gender, education and intensity of nicotine addiction definedaspack-years.
Results: In 37% of patients (77/208) heavy nicotine addiction was diagnosed. High motivation for quitting smoking was recognized in 74% people (150/208). Subjects with wild nicotine addiction had significantly higher motivation for smoking cessation (chi2, p = 0.002). There was not influence of gender, age, education and addiction intensity(definedaspack-years)on the grade of nicotine addiction. We didn't notic relation between gender and motivation to quit. Young, well educated patients are significantly stronger motivated for smoking cessation.
Conclusions: There was not direct dependence between the number of smoked cigarettes and degree of nicotine addiction. In the group of healthy subjects, young, well educated people have a better chance for smoking cessation.

Abstract

Aim: Estimation of the influence of some demographical and social factors on degree of nicotine addiction and motivation to quit smoking.
Material and method: 208 healthy, smoking people entered the study. The Fagerström test was used for analyzing degree of nicotine addiction (heavy addiction > 7 points). Motivation for smoking cessation was estimated by Schneider test (high motivation > 5 positive answers). Tests results were analyzed in connection with age, gender, education and intensity of nicotine addiction definedaspack-years.
Results: In 37% of patients (77/208) heavy nicotine addiction was diagnosed. High motivation for quitting smoking was recognized in 74% people (150/208). Subjects with wild nicotine addiction had significantly higher motivation for smoking cessation (chi2, p = 0.002). There was not influence of gender, age, education and addiction intensity(definedaspack-years)on the grade of nicotine addiction. We didn't notic relation between gender and motivation to quit. Young, well educated patients are significantly stronger motivated for smoking cessation.
Conclusions: There was not direct dependence between the number of smoked cigarettes and degree of nicotine addiction. In the group of healthy subjects, young, well educated people have a better chance for smoking cessation.
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Keywords

nicotine addiction; smoking; Fagerström test

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Title

Influence of some demographical and social factors on degree of nicotine addiction and motivation to quit smoking in healthy people

Journal

Advances in Respiratory Medicine

Issue

Vol 72, No 5-6 (2004)

Pages

198-200

Published online

2008-02-18

Bibliographic record

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2004;72(5-6):198-200.

Keywords

nicotine addiction
smoking
Fagerström test

Authors

Tomasz Targowski
Sławomir From
Renata Różyńska
Justyna Mierzejewska

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