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Nicotine replacement therapy, professional therapy, snuff use and tobacco smoking: a study of smoking cessation strategies in southern Sweden

Lindström, Martin LU (2007) In Tobacco Control 16(6). p.410-416
Abstract
Objectives: The strategies used to support smoking cessation among quitters were investigated according to year of smoking cessation and sociodemographic characteristics. Methods: The 2004 public health survey in Skane, Sweden, is a cross-sectional study. A total of 27 757 people aged 18-80 answered a postal questionnaire. The participation rate was 59%. Different strategies to support smoking cessation - that is, no therapy, nicotine replacement (NRT), professional therapy and snus (snuff) use, were investigated among quitters according to year of smoking cessation, and demographic and socioeconomic characteristics. Results: 14.9% of the men and 18.1% of the women were daily smokers. The prevalence of daily snus use was 19.5% among men... (More)
Objectives: The strategies used to support smoking cessation among quitters were investigated according to year of smoking cessation and sociodemographic characteristics. Methods: The 2004 public health survey in Skane, Sweden, is a cross-sectional study. A total of 27 757 people aged 18-80 answered a postal questionnaire. The participation rate was 59%. Different strategies to support smoking cessation - that is, no therapy, nicotine replacement (NRT), professional therapy and snus (snuff) use, were investigated among quitters according to year of smoking cessation, and demographic and socioeconomic characteristics. Results: 14.9% of the men and 18.1% of the women were daily smokers. The prevalence of daily snus use was 19.5% among men but only 2.3% among women. Stratifying the data according to year of smoking cessation (1938 - 2004) revealed a significant increase in active smoking cessation strategies such as NRT, professional therapy and snus use. NRT was more common among women (23.6%) than men (14.8%) among smokers who quit in 2000 - 4, but snus use was more common among men (30.4% versus 8.7%). No replacement or other therapy at all was significantly more common among women (63.6%) than men (52.1%). People aged 35 - 80 years used more nicotine replacement than people aged 18 - 34, while men aged 18 - 34 used snus to quit smoking significantly more than men aged 55-80. Conclusions: Snus is used commonly among men as a support for smoking cessation in Sweden. Women use pharmacological NRT to a greater extent, but this can probably not compensate for the much higher extent of snuff use as a cessation strategy among men. (Less)
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10.1136/tc.2006.019539
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  abstract     = {Objectives: The strategies used to support smoking cessation among quitters were investigated according to year of smoking cessation and sociodemographic characteristics. Methods: The 2004 public health survey in Skane, Sweden, is a cross-sectional study. A total of 27 757 people aged 18-80 answered a postal questionnaire. The participation rate was 59%. Different strategies to support smoking cessation - that is, no therapy, nicotine replacement (NRT), professional therapy and snus (snuff) use, were investigated among quitters according to year of smoking cessation, and demographic and socioeconomic characteristics. Results: 14.9% of the men and 18.1% of the women were daily smokers. The prevalence of daily snus use was 19.5% among men but only 2.3% among women. Stratifying the data according to year of smoking cessation (1938 - 2004) revealed a significant increase in active smoking cessation strategies such as NRT, professional therapy and snus use. NRT was more common among women (23.6%) than men (14.8%) among smokers who quit in 2000 - 4, but snus use was more common among men (30.4% versus 8.7%). No replacement or other therapy at all was significantly more common among women (63.6%) than men (52.1%). People aged 35 - 80 years used more nicotine replacement than people aged 18 - 34, while men aged 18 - 34 used snus to quit smoking significantly more than men aged 55-80. Conclusions: Snus is used commonly among men as a support for smoking cessation in Sweden. Women use pharmacological NRT to a greater extent, but this can probably not compensate for the much higher extent of snuff use as a cessation strategy among men.},
  author       = {Lindström, Martin},
  issn         = {1468-3318},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {6},
  pages        = {410--416},
  publisher    = {BMJ Publishing Group},
  series       = {Tobacco Control},
  title        = {Nicotine replacement therapy, professional therapy, snuff use and tobacco smoking: a study of smoking cessation strategies in southern Sweden},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/tc.2006.019539},
  volume       = {16},
  year         = {2007},
}