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Table 2 Tobacco use characteristics and beliefs of participants

From: Text-messaging to promote smoking cessation among individuals with opioid use disorder: quantitative and qualitative evaluation

  Participants (n = 20)
Fagerstrom score (tobacco dependency rating) high or very high a 9 (45%)
Daily cigarette use 17 (85%)
Believed that it is “important” or “very important” to quit smoking b 12 (60%)
“Motivated” or “very motivated” to quit smoking b 7 (35%)
Attempted to quit in past year 9 (45%)
Prior use of nicotine patch to quit smoking 19 (90%)
Prior use of medication cessation 10 (50%)
Varenicline 4 (20%)
Bupropion 6 (30%)
Prior use of text message programs to quit 2 (10%)
  1. a Scores for the Fagerstrom Test for Nicotine Dependence [18] range from 0 to 10, with higher scores indicating a more intense physical dependence on nicotine; high or very high dependence corresponds to a score of 8-10
  2. b Importance and motivation to quit were assessed on a five-point scale (very important/motivated, important/motivated, neutral, slightly important/motivated, not at all important/motivated)