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An approach by community physicians to quitting smoking

  • D. Y. Yan
  • L. Q. Cheng
Conference paper

Abstract

In order to promote quitting activities in communities, we developed a kind of voluntary contract between smokers and physicians in a community in Beijing. Doctors responsible for primary health care gave regular health education programmes and monitored smokers who had entered into a contract to quit. Data were obtained during 1992–94 for 340 smokers with an average consumption of 13 cigarettes per day; 53% of the smokers were retired. After personal education sessions, 65 smokers succeeded in stopping (19%) and 187 reduced their consumption (55%). The results suggest that this method is successful, especially among older persons.

Keywords

Primary Health Care Tobacco Smoke Voluntary Contract Community Physician Average Consumption 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag London Limited 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Y. Yan
    • 1
  • L. Q. Cheng
    • 2
  1. 1.Chinese Academy of Preventive MedicineBeijingChina
  2. 2.Dong Cheng Epidemic StationBeijingChina

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