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Table 3 Quitting advice and attempts among daily smokers

From: Patterns of nicotine dependence in four Eastern European countries

  Poland Romania Russia Ukraine
N = 1939 Not-heavily dependent smokers Heavily dependent smokers N = 867 Not-heavily dependent smokers Heavily dependent smokers N = 3558 Not-heavily dependent smokers Heavily dependent smokers N = 1865 Not-heavily dependent smokers Heavily dependent smokers
n = 1405 (72.4 %) n =534 (27.6 %) n = 647 (74.6 %) n = 220 (25.4 %) n = 2509 (70.5 %) n = 1049 (29.5 %) n = 1382 (74.1 %) n =483 (25.9 %)
Quit attempts during the past 12 months            
 Yes 568 430 (30.6 %) 138 (25.8 %) 301 228 (35.3 %) 73 (33.2 %) 949 694 (27.7 %) 255 (24.3 %)a 582 439 (31.8 %) 143 (29.6 %)
 No 1371 975 (69.4 %) 396 (74.2 %) 564 417 (64.7 %) 147 (66.8 %) 2605 1812 (72.3 %) 793 (75.7 %) 1282 942 (68.2 %) 340 (70.4 %)
Visited healthcare provider in the last year             
 Yes 1171 859 (61.2 %) 312 (58.4 %) 439 341 (52.7 %) 98 (44.5 %)a 1810 1300 (36.7 %) 510 (48.9 %)c 506 396 (27.1 %) 110 (22.8 %)
 No 767 545 (38.8 %) 222 (41.6 %) 428 306 (47.3 %) 122 (55.5 %) 1736 1201 (63.3 %) 535 (51.1 %) 1358 985 (72.9 %) 372 (7725 %)
Healthcare provider asked if smoking tobaccod            
 Yes 733 521 (60.7 %) 212 (68.2 %)a 374 296 (86.8 %) 78 (79.6 %) 864 590 (45.4 %) 274 (53.7 %)c 234 179 (45.2 %) 55 (50.0 %)
 No 436 337 (39.3 %) 99 (31.8 %) 65 45 (13.2 %) 20 (20.4 %) 946 713 (54.6 %) 236 (46.3 %) 272 217 (54.8 %) 55 (50.0 %)
Healthcare provider advised quittinge            
 Yes 578 400 (77.1 %) 178 (84.0 %)a 318 251 (84.8 %) 67 (85.9 %) 656 442 (75.2 %) 214 (78.4 %) 183 138 (77.1 %) 45 (81.8 %)
 No 153 119 (22.9 %) 34 (16.0 %) 56 45 (15.2 %) 11 (14.1 %) 205 146 (24.8 %) 59 (21.6 %) 51 41 (22.9 %) 10 (18.2 %)
Thinking about quiting             
 Within the next month 169 138 (11.1 %) 31 (6.4 %)b 62 49 (8.0 %) 13 (6.1 %) 85 66 (2.9 %) 19 (1.9 %) 94 70 (5.5 %) 24 (5.2 %)
 Within the next 12 month 435 347 (27.9 %) 88 (18.2 %)c 137 114 (18.5 %) 23 (10.7 %)b 277 219 (9.5 %) 58 (5.9 %)c 306 250 (19.6 %) 56 (12.1 %)c
 Someday but not within the next 12 month 367 251 (20.2 %) 116 (24.0 %) 336 252 (41.0 %) 84 (39.3 %) 1491 1143 (49.6 %) 348 (35.5 %)c 784 603 (47.3 %) 181 (39.2 %)c
 Not interested in quitting 757 509 (40.9 %) 248 (51.3 %)c 294 200 (32.5 %) 94 (43.9 %)b 1432 878 (38.1 %) 554 (56.6 %)c 552 351 (27.6 %) 201 (43.5 %)c
  1. ap ≤ 0.05 heavily addicted smokers vs not-heavily addicted smokers
  2. bp ≤ 0.01 heavily addicted smokers vs not-heavily addicted smokers
  3. cp ≤ 0.001 heavily addicted smokers vs not-heavily addicted smokers
  4. drestricted to respondents who visited a healthcare provider within the past year
  5. erestricted to respondents who visited a healthcare provider within the past year and were asked whether they smoked