Interest in Smoking Cessation and Its Related Factors in Male Smokers

남성 흡연자의 금연에 대한 관심도 및 관련 요인

  • Shin, Taek-Soo (Department of Public Health, Graduate School of Chungnam National University) ;
  • Lim, Young-A (Department of Public Health, Graduate School of Chungnam National University) ;
  • Cho, Young-Chae (Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, College of Medicine, Chungnam National University)
  • 신택수 (충남대학교 대학원 보건학과) ;
  • 임영아 (충남대학교 대학원 보건학과) ;
  • 조영채 (충남대학교 의과대학 예방의학교실)
  • Received : 2018.01.09
  • Accepted : 2018.04.06
  • Published : 2018.04.30


This study was conducted to investigate the relationship between interest in smoking cessation and factors that define this interest. The study subjects were 593 male civil servants who work at D metropolitan city and were smokers at the time of the survey. The research method was a survey using a self-administered questionnaire in October 2015. Interest in smoking cessation of study subjects showed that 28.3% had no interest in smoking cessation, 45.7% were interested in smoking cessation, but had no intention to quit within six months, and 26.0% were interested in smoking cessation and intended to quit within six months. Multiple regression analysis revealed that the factors influencing interest in smoking cessation with explanatory powers of 23.6% were employment type, age when first starting smoking, number of cigarettes smoked per day, time from when you wake up until you smoke your first cigarette, recognition of susceptibility to lung cancer, and benefits to smoking cessation. Logistic regression analysis revealed that the odds ratio of recognition of susceptibility for lung cancer, benefits to smoking cessation, and barriers to smoking cessation were significantly increased in the group with interest in smoking cessation and intention to quit within six months vs. the group with no interest in smoking cessation. Taken together, these results suggest that cancer prevention due to smoking and awareness of the seriousness of health problems caused by smoking were factors increasing interest in smoking cessation.


Health Belief Model;Health behavioral factor;Interest in smoking cessation;Lung cancer;Smoker


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