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Table 3 Quitting behaviours and intentions among sample of daily and occasional smokers (n = 235 unless otherwise noted)

From: A survey of smoking prevalence and interest in quitting among social and community service organisation clients in Australia: a unique opportunity for reaching the disadvantaged

  % (95% CI)
Interest in quitting  
   Very interested 36.2 (30.0-42.4)
   Quite interested 20.4 (15.2-25.6)
   A little bit interested 19.6 (14.5-24.7)
   Not at all interested 23.8 (18.3-29.3)
Intention to quit  
   Next 30 days 16.2 (11.4-20.9)
   Next 6 months 25.9 (20.3-31.6)
   Quit, but not in next 6 months 17.9 (12.9-22.8)
   Never quit 6.8 (3.7-10.0)
   Don't know 33.2 (27.1-39.3)
Who has advised to quit *  
   Doctor 38.7 (32.4-45.0)
   Family member 38.7 (32.4-45.0)
   No one 37.0 (30.8-43.2)
   Friend 26.4 (20.7-32.1)
   Other 11.1 (7.0-15.1)
   Nurse 6.0 (2.9-9.0)
   Caseworker 6.0 (2.9-9.0)
   Teacher 2.1 (0.2-4.0)
   Boss 3.4 (1.2-5.7)
Quit strategies used in the past*^  
   Cold turkey 74 (67.6-80.5)
   Used NRT 39.2 (32.0-46.4)
   Other 19.3 (13.5-25.1)
   Received support from family/friends 8.3 (4.2-12.3)
   Called Quitline 7.7 (3.8-11.7)
   Acupuncture or hypnosis 5 (1.7-8.2)
   Individual counselling 2.8 (0.3-5.2)
   Group quit program 0.5 (0.04-1.6)
  1. *Participants could select more than one response. Percentages do not add to 100%.
  2. ^Answered only by participants who reported making a quit attempt, n = 181.