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A model for assessing gaps in smoking cessation systems and services in a local public health unit

2008

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Research has shown the importance of cessation efforts for young adults, since quitting before age 35 results in a life expectancy comparable to that of someone who has never smoked.11 Objectives of the Gaps Assessment The gaps assessment explores the differences between current smoking cessation services and the CTG model along with the needs identified by smokers, in terms of: • Services availab [...] These interviews examined the current smoking cessation services available for Simcoe Muskoka residents; the perceived strengths and weaknesses of the services; and the barriers and facilitators to implementing the cessation services that are needed. [...] Measures These interviews examined the current smoking cessation services available for Simcoe Muskoka residents; the perceived strengths and weaknesses of the services; and the barriers and facilitators to implementing the cessation services that are needed. [...] Measures The interviews examined the current smoking cessation services accessible to blue collar workers and young adult smokers, and the barriers and facilitators to implementing the cessation services that are needed. [...] Interviews with Smokers In order to gain insight into how smokers chose a smoking cessation method, as well as to understand the suitability of the current supply of services according to smokers who want to quit smoking in the next six months, 15 participants who stated they wanted to quit in the next six months were interviewed over the telephone.

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health education school research health insurance medicine smoking statistics statistical analysis therapy smoking cessation tobacco use cessation smoke habits tobacco use further education addiction cigarette health treatment determinants of health p-value stop smoking blue-collar workers stopped smoking snus

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