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Am J Ind Med. 2010 Nov;53(11):1102-8. doi: 10.1002/ajim.20890.

Partner smoking characteristics: Associations with smoking and quitting among blue-collar apprentices.

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Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA. cassandrao@post.harvard.edu

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Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Studies suggest that the social context of blue-collar workers contribute to their low smoking cessation rates. However, little is known on the effect of partner smoking and requests to quit on workers' cessation attempts.

METHODS:

Using data from a longitudinal smoking cessation intervention, multivariable logistic regression models were constructed to investigate the association of partner smoking characteristics with cessation among blue-collar apprentices.

RESULTS:

Smokers were more likely to have partners who smoke (OR 13.06; 95% CI 8.52-20.01). Partner's request to quit was associated with higher odds of smoking cessation at 1 month (OR 3.74; 95% CI 2.49-5.63) and 6 months (OR 1.90; 95% CI 1.06-3.41) post-intervention. Having a partner who smoked was associated with lower odds of smoking cessation at 1 month (OR 0.41; 95% CI 0.27-0.62), but not 6 months post-intervention.

CONCLUSIONS:

Results suggest that smoking cessation interventions that include partner support might improve cessation among blue-collar smokers.

PMID:
20721966
PMCID:
PMC3308601
DOI:
10.1002/ajim.20890
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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