The Effects of Socio-Economic Status on Smoking Cessation Plans in Smokers

흡연자의 사회경제적 요인이 금연계획에 미치는 영향

  • Gong, Mi-Jin (Graduate School of Catholic University of Pusan) ;
  • Shim, Yong-Woo (Graduate School of Catholic University of Pusan)
  • 공미진 (부산가톨릭대학교 일반대학원 병원경영학전공) ;
  • 심용우 (부산가톨릭대학교 일반대학원 병원경영학전공)
  • Received : 2018.01.29
  • Accepted : 2018.06.26
  • Published : 2018.06.30


Objectives : This study was to investigate the effect of socioeconomic factors of smokers on their smoking cessation plans, using Korean Welfare Panel data. Methods : Of the 16,664 subjects who responded to the 10th Korean Welfare Panel Survey, 2,246 respondents who answered that they were currently smoking were included in this study. Results : The variables that affected smoking cessation plans were female, low education level, low level of smoking per day, and more than 24 hours of smoking cessation experience. Conclusions : Expanding the smoking cessation program for women, preventing smoking in schools and providing smoking cessation education will likely have a positive effect on smoking cessation plans. In addition, it would be helpful to increase the amount of smoking cessation support aimed at reducing the amount of cigarettes smoked per day and continuing smoking cessation for more than 24 hours.


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