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Table 3 Thematic structure

From: “It’s my business, it’s my body, it’s my money”: experiences of smokers who are not planning to quit in the next 30 days and their views about treatment options



Experience of Being a Smoker


Ambivalence towards smoking

Perceptions of self as a smoker

Views of Smoking in the Context of Social Groups and Wider Society


Social influence and interference


Quitting: Past Attempts and Future Approaches

Plans to quit and past experiences of quitting

Perceived effects of quitting

Views of quit methods

Information needs

Suggestions for a smoking cessation program for smokers who are not ready to quit.

Intrinsic motivation



Using technology to quit