advertisement

Stop-smoking

30 May 2011

How to quit smoking successfully

Where you live, how old you are and whether you’re male or female all affect your chances of giving up smoking, research shows.

Where you live, how old you are and whether you're male or female all affect your chances of giving up smoking. These are the findings of a study which suggests that while NHS stop smoking services are effective in supporting some smokers to quit there are significant differences in the longer term success rates for specific groups who are trying to give up smoking.

The findings support other international research that also suggests that while women are highly motivated to quit smoking, men may be more likely to succeed when they access services to help them stop. Several factors seem to explain the lower success rates of women, such as less confidence in quitting, the inter-relationship between gender and deprivation and differences in the meaning and role of tobacco in men and women's lives.

 

Read Health24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.