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Br J Gen Pract. Feb 2002; 52(475): 132–134.
PMCID: PMC1314219
Comparison of the smoking behaviour and attitudes of smokers who attribute respiratory symptoms to smoking with those who do not.
Nikki Walters and Tim Coleman
Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Leicester.
Abstract
General practitioners' (GPs') advice against smoking helps smokers to stop; unfortunately, GPs cannot predict which patients will quit following advice. This postal questionnaire survey suggests that where smokers attribute their respiratory symptoms to smoking, they are eight times (95% confidence interval [CI] = 3.0-23.3) more likely to believe that their health will improve if they stop smoking and six times (95% CI = 1.4-23.3) more likely to intend to stop smoking.
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