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Table 4 Reasons for intention/no intention to quit and failed attempt to quit smoking

From: Prisoners and cigarettes or ‘imprisoned in cigarettes’? What helps prisoners quit smoking?

  *Smokers
  n (%)
Reasons for intention to quit smoking   
 respiratory symptoms 36 (31.6)
 health problems 24 (21.1)
 Improved physical condition 13 (11.4)
 smoking dependence 11 (9.6)
 other reasons 30 (26.3)
Reasons for no intention to quit smoking   
 lack of freedom and the absence of family 36 (90)
 use of nicotine to reduse stress 22 (55)
 smoking dependence 14 (35)
Reasons for failing to quit smoking   
 lack of freedom and the absence of family 41 (49.4)
 enforced cohabitation in the same cell with other smokers 22 (26.5)
 smoking depedence 6 (7.2)
 use of nicotine to reduse stress (as reported by prison inmates) 14 (16.9)
  1. * total number of participants in the cessation program.