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Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2012;13(2):533-8.

Predictors of quitting tobacco--results of a worksite tobacco cessation service program among factory workers in Mumbai, India.

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Department of Preventive Oncology, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, India. drsharmilapatil@yahoo.com

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Tobacco cessation would provide the most immediate benefits of tobacco control to prevent tobacco related disease morbidity and mortality.

METHODS:

A tobacco cessation program involving individual and group behavior therapy was implemented in three stages at a worksite. Tobacco quit rates were assessed at the end of each contact session.

RESULTS:

Out of the 291 tobacco users identified, 224 participated in the tobacco cessation interventions. At the end of three interventions, 38 (17%) users had successfully quit tobacco use. Presence of clinical oral pre-cancer lesion was found to be associated with quitting (p =0.02 ). Also tobacco users with oral pre-cancer lesions were around three times more likely to quit than those with no lesions (OR= 2.70 95% C.I= 1.20 - 6.05).

CONCLUSION:

Cost effective multi-pronged tobacco cessation approaches, inbuilt into other occupational health and welfare activities, are acceptable and feasible to achieve long term sustainable tobacco cessation programs at worksites.

PMID:
22524820
DOI:
10.7314/apjcp.2012.13.2.533
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