Successful smoking cessation among women smokers based on utilizing national smoking cessation service type in korea

Dahyeon Lee, Kang Sook Lee, Ahnna Lee, Hyeju Ahn, Hyun Kyung Lee, Hyekyeong Kim, Jakyoung Lee, Hong Gwan Seo

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Background: This study aimed to evaluate the successful smoking cessation across different national smoking cessation services. Methods: This study included data that had been previously entered into the integrated information system for smoking cessation services and comprised 144,688 participants after excluding missing data. These clinics provide face-to-face counseling, phone calls, text messages, and e-mail services for six months and nine sessions. Results: The women-only program had the lowest success rate (11.3%). Compared with the women-only program, the six-month success rate of smoking cessation clinic at public health centers (OR = 3.72, CI = [3.52, 3.92]), visiting-type smoking cessation clinics (OR = 2.97, CI = [2.79, 3.16]), the residential 4-night 5-day program (OR = 7.79, CI = [6.49, 9.35]), and a program for inpatients (OR = 2.36, CI = [1.89, 2.94]) showed a significant increase. Conclusions: Emotional labor workers who participated in the women-only program had low smoking cessation success rates, while those who participated in the residential 4-night 5-day program had high success rates.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6578
JournalInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Issue number12
StatePublished - 2 Jun 2021

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Funding Information:
Funding: The work was developed from a research report, titled ‘A Study on Development of Gender Tailored National Tobacco Cessation Services for Women’, which was funded by the Health Promotion Fund, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Republic of Korea.

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  • Emotional labor workers
  • Smoking cessation services
  • Smoking rate
  • Women smokers


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