Motivations for smoking cessation and the impact of regulatory tax Increases amongst fathers within the Pacific Islands Families Study
posted by WM Admin on 23 June 2015
Year of Publication
Journal of Smoking Cessation, 17 June [Epub before print]
Journal article (peer reviewed)
Using interview data for 723 fathers participating in the Pacific Islands Families, the authors investigated the prevalence of smoking, motivations for cessation, and impact of tobacco excise tax increases amongst this cohort of Pacific fathers at 11 years after the birth of their child."Smoking prevalence amongst Pacific fathers remains high (38%) at 11 years postpartum, although 81% of smokers disclosed interest in quitting smoking. The strongest motivation to quit smoking was their ‘own health’ (n = 185, 82%), followed by ‘the cost’ (n = 148, 66%), and the impact on ‘their child's health’ (n = 113, 50%). Among smokers, 12% (n = 31) had never attempted to quit, whereas 63% (n = 159) had made multiple attempts. Approximately 70% (n = 191) of smokers indicated the New Zealand Government-initiated tobacco excise tax increases caused them to reduce their tobacco consumption". The authors discuss the implications of these findings.
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