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Activity Number: 503 - SPAAC Poster Competition
Type: Topic Contributed
Date/Time: Wednesday, August 2, 2017 : 10:30 AM to 12:20 PM
Sponsor: Scientific and Public Affairs Advisory Committee
Abstract #324775
Title: Smokers' Intention to Quit and Behavioral Interventions Used During Last Quit Attempt
Author(s): Selena Leonardo* and Chiung-Ya Tang and Julia N. Soulakova
Companies: University of Central Florida, Burnett School of Biomedical Science, College of Medicine and University of Central Florida, Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine and University of Central Florida
Keywords: Pharmacological smoking cessation methods ; Tobacco use ; Multistage survey ; Substance use

The study assessed daily smokers' intentions to quit smoking associated with behavioral interventions they used while trying to quit smoking. The sample size was, 7,195, 15% were 18-24 years old, 41% were 25-44 years old, 38% were 45-64 years old, and 7% were 65+ years old; 51% were male; 80% were NH White, 12% were NH Black and 8% were Hispanic. The study used Balanced Repeated Replications with Fay correction for variance estimation. About 7% used at least one behavioral intervention. Using a behavioral intervention is significantly positively associated with smokers' intentions to quit smoking (p< 0.001). Among daily smokers who used a behavioral intervention, 74% intend to quit smoking within the next 6 months, while among those who did not use one, only 64% of smokers intend to quit. In addition, using a telephone helpline or quitline (p=0.028), one-on-one counseling (p=0.002), "stop smoking" clinic class or support group (p=0.002) and internet or web-based program (p=0.032) were positively associated with the intentions to quit smoking. While daily smokers tend to underuse behavioral interventions, these interventions are associated with higher intentions to quit smoking.

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