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Table 2 The desire to stop smoking and the intention to quit smoking in 5 different European countries for n = 1750 smokers

From: The relationship between smokers' motivation to quit and intensity of tobacco control at the population level: a comparison of five European countries

Variable    Germany Greece Poland Sweden UK Total
    % % % % % %
Level of tobacco control activity    low low medium high high  
Stage of change         
When do you intend to quit         
  Preparation during the next 4 weeks 8.9 14.1 18.9 9.4 14.8 13.2
  Contemplation during the next 6 months 13.3 9.3 18.5 24.8 18.2 16.6
  Precontemplation   77.7 76.7 62.6 65.8 67.0 70.2
   during the next 12 months 15.6 7.8 19.3 10.3 20.8 14.6
   during the next 5 years 14.5 8.2 6.6 10.3 8.9 9.7
   sometime in the future 26.6 46.7 26.8 31.2 25.4 31.6
   never 21.1 14.1 9.9 14.1 11.9 14.3
Do you want to stop smoking?         
  yes, definitely   29.8 23.5 33.2 46.9 44.3 35.0
  yes, probably   34.5 42.5 44.5 35.8 34.4 38.5
  no, rather not   23.3 17.2 13.6 6.2 13.9 15.0
  no definitely not   11.1 16.1 6.4 10.7 6.1 10.2