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The Utilization of National Tobacco Cessation Services among Female Smokers and the Need for a Gender-Responsive Approach

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Department of Public Health, Graduate School, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul 06591, Korea
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Department of Preventive Medicine, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul 06591, Korea
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Department of Health Promotion, Graduate School of Public Health, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul 06591, Korea
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Korean Association on Smoking or Health, Seoul 07238, Korea
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Department of Health Convergence, Ewha Womans University, Seoul 03760, Korea
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Graduate School of Public Health, Yonsei University, Seoul 03722, Korea
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Department of Family Medicine, National Cancer Center, Gyeonggi-do 10408, Korea
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Academic Editors: Zubair Kabir, Kenneth D. Ward and Christopher Seitz
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(10), 5313; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18105313
Received: 25 March 2021 / Revised: 3 May 2021 / Accepted: 15 May 2021 / Published: 17 May 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Current Status of Tobacco Control Policies)
Despite the steadily increasing prevalence of female smoking, gender-responsive tobacco cessation services have not been widely provided worldwide. The purpose of this study is to identify factors associated with the use of tobacco cessation services among female tobacco product users in Korea from a national perspective. We performed a logistic regression analysis using data from 663 female smokers; 11.0% of female smokers had used government-supported smoking cessation services. A logistic regression model showed a statistically significant association between the utilization of smoking cessation services and a history of pregnancy and childbirth, depression, current use of heated tobacco products and multiple tobacco products, parental smoking status and receiving advice to quit. With regard to the motivation ruler, those in their 50s reported a higher importance than those in their 20s. Weight gain concerns when quitting smoking were the lowest among the participants aged 19–29. The need to develop gender-specific smoking cessation programs is the highest among the participants aged 39–49 and the lowest among those aged 19–29. This study suggests several factors related to the utilization of national health services among female smokers. Further studies considering gender-specific needs for the development of gender-responsive tobacco cessation support are needed. View Full-Text
Keywords: smoking cessation; female smoker; national tobacco cessation service; gender-responsive tobacco control smoking cessation; female smoker; national tobacco cessation service; gender-responsive tobacco control
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Lee, A.; Lee, K.-S.; Lee, D.; Ahn, H.; Lee, H.-K.; Kim, H.; Lee, J.; Seo, H.-G. The Utilization of National Tobacco Cessation Services among Female Smokers and the Need for a Gender-Responsive Approach. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 5313. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18105313

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Lee A, Lee K-S, Lee D, Ahn H, Lee H-K, Kim H, Lee J, Seo H-G. The Utilization of National Tobacco Cessation Services among Female Smokers and the Need for a Gender-Responsive Approach. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(10):5313. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18105313

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Lee, Ahnna, Kang-Sook Lee, Dahyeon Lee, Hyeju Ahn, Hyun-Kyung Lee, Hyekyeong Kim, Jakyoung Lee, and Hong-Gwan Seo. 2021. "The Utilization of National Tobacco Cessation Services among Female Smokers and the Need for a Gender-Responsive Approach" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 10: 5313. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18105313

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