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Table 4 Types of quit support most desired by clients who wanted support from SCSO staff to quit (n = 124)

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)

Be given free nicotine patches or gum

77.4 (70.0-84.9)

Be given cash rewards for quitting

52.4 (43.5-61.3)

Be given non-cash rewards for quitting

46.8 (37.9-55.7)

Get support and encouragement from staff to quit

45.2 (36.3-54.1)

Alternative therapy like acupuncture or hypnosis

38.7 (30.0-47.4)

Receive advice or counselling

31.5 (23.2-39.7)

Be asked by staff if I would like help to quit

31.5 (23.2-39.7)

Be given pamphlets about quitting

23.4 (15.8-30.9)

Computer or internet based quit program

15.3 (8.9-21.8)

Video or DVD about quitting

14.5 (8.2-20.8)

Quit help via SMS messages

12.9 (6.9-18.9)

Be put in touch with Quitline

11.3 (5.6-16.9)