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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Women More Difficult To Stop Smoking

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Health-Net: Men better at stopping smoking, although women are more motivated to quit smoking, according to research findings.

The researchers believe that women more difficult to stop smoking because of their confidence to quit smoking is lower, and also because tobacco played a different role in their lives.

And although many women stop smoking pregnant, they often begin again after child birth.

The study found that while women may be highly motivated to quit smoking, they were actually less successful than men.

Meanwhile, older smokers quit smoking better than the younger, according to the findings of this study.

Researchers looked at various studies between 1990 and 2007 to determine the level of success of the scheme the NHS (National Health Service) help people to stop smoking.

Fewer smokers who refer to the NHS to help quit smoking in disadvantaged areas (52.6 percent) than elsewhere (57.9 percent), although the proportion of those who are treated for smoking related diseases is higher. But those who come from poorer areas a little more successful in quitting smoking.

The analysis was conducted by scientists from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence and the Center for Tobacco Control Studies England.

Britain is the only country in the world that has smoking cessation services and studies suggest these services actually provide effective support for smokers who want to quit smoking, said the research team.

However, they added, smoking cessation interventions that are more innovative is needed for certain groups of smokers.

For example, because of gender, ethnicity, class, age and level of dependence affect success in quitting smoking, tailored intervention can help to increase the level of termination, said a spokesman for the research.

In the case of pregnant women, two NHS smoking cessation service review provides evidence that the most effective treatment for pregnant smokers include elements such as systematic training midwives about how to refer pregnant smokers, flexible home visits, and provide intensive care mortises conducted by a small number dedicated staff.

To achieve the government's target requires the development of smoking cessation interventions that are more innovative to some particular group of smokers and the recognition that tobacco control policies need to take into account the unique challenges faced by this group when trying to quit smoking.

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