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Dispelling myths about gender differences in smoking cessation: Population data from the USA, Canada and Britain

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"Based mainly on findings from clinical settings, it has been claimed that women are less likely than men to quit smoking successfully. If true, this would have important implications for tobacco control interventions. The authors aimed to test this possibility using data from general population surveys".

The authors used data from major national surveys conducted in 2006–2007 in the USA, Canada, and the UK to estimate rates of smoking cessation by age in men and women.

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Jarvis, M. J., et al. (2013). Dispelling myths about gender differences in smoking cessation: Population data from the USA, Canada and Britain. Tobacco Control, 22:356-360.