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Table 3 Facilitators and barriers to quitting smoking

From: A qualitative study of Chinese Canadian fathers’ smoking behaviors: intersecting cultures and masculinities

Facilitators N Barriers N
Concern over impacts of smoking on children’s health 22 Light smoking 10
Economic concern 20 Refusal of use of smoking cessation aids 9
Different smoking environment between China and Canada 22 Having friends or colleagues who smoke 7
Smoking cessation supports from wives and other people 14 Difficulty in getting rid of the habit 6
Smoking cessation supports from health professionals 8 The need for coping stress, and killing time 8
Concern over impacts of smoking on own health 11