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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(7), 2789-2799; doi:10.3390/ijerph7072789

Successful Smoking Cessation and Duration of Abstinence—An Analysis of Socioeconomic Determinants

Institute for Research in Economics, Economics Department, University of Neuchâtel, Avenue du 1er Mars 26, 2000 Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Received: 18 May 2010 / Revised: 26 June 2010 / Accepted: 28 June 2010 / Published: 30 June 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Health Behavior and Public Health)
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Abstract

Smoking does not affect every socioeconomic subgroup of the population equally, resulting in major inequalities in terms of smoking-related morbidity and mortality. While previous studies mainly focused on inequalities in smoking prevalence, we have analysed the socioeconomic dimensions that might be associated with two other smoking-related outcomes: the odds of successfully quitting and the duration of abstinence. Using nationally representative Swiss data, we found evidence of a socioeconomic gradient in successful cessation and abstinence duration with respect to education level and income for both men and women. View Full-Text
Keywords: socioeconomic status; inequalities; smoking cessation; abstinence; duration analysis socioeconomic status; inequalities; smoking cessation; abstinence; duration analysis
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Marti, J. Successful Smoking Cessation and Duration of Abstinence—An Analysis of Socioeconomic Determinants. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7, 2789-2799.

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