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Table 2 Characteristics of study population

From: “Like you are fooling yourself”: how the “Stoptober” temporary abstinence campaign supports Dutch smokers attempting to quit

Respondent Abstinent during Stoptober Quit smoking at time of interview Former daily cigarette consumption Former participation Additional support
1 Yes No (reduction) 1 pack Yes
2 No (reduction) No (reduction) 1f.5 pack No
3 Yes Yes 1 pack No Varenicline (prescribed by GP)
4 Yes Yes e-cigarettes No e-cigarettes (self-obtained)
5 Yes Yes 1 pack No e-cigarettes (self-obtained)
6 No No 1 pack No e-cigarettes (self-obtained)
7 Yes Yes 1.5 pack No
8 Yes Yes 1 pack No Hypnosis (self-organized)
9 No (reduction) Incidental smoking 1 pack No Varenicline (prescribed by GP)
10 Yes Yes More than 1 pack No
11 Yes Yes 10 cigarettes No Varenicline (prescribed by GP)
12 Yes Yes 1 pack No
13 Yes Yes 1 pack No
14 Yes Relapsed, a few puffs 1 pack Yes NRTa (self-obtained)
15 Yes Yes About 1 pack No  
16 Yes Yes 25 cigarettes Yes Self-help book (self-obtained)
17 Yes Yes 1 pack Yes
18 Yes Yes 1 pack No NRTa (self-obtained)
19 Yes Yes 1 pack No
20 Yes Yes 1 pack Yes Support group (organized with colleagues)
21 Yes Yes More than 1 pack No
22 Yes Yes 10–15 cigarettes No Individual counselling with smoking cessation psychologist (approached by psychologist)
23 Yes Yes 1 pack No
  1. aNRT: nicotine replacement therapy