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Gender-responsive approach in national smoking cessation services for Korean women smokers
Kang-Sook Lee 1  
,   Ahnna Lee 2,   Dahyeon Lee 2,   Hyeju Ahn 3,   Hyun-Kyung Lee 3,   Hyekyeong Kim 4,   Jakyoung Lee 5,   Hong-Gwan Seo 6
 
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Department of Preventive Medicine, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea
2
Department of Public Health, Graduate School, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea
3
Korean Association on Smoking or Health, Seoul, Korea
4
Department of Health Convergence, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea
5
Graduate School of Public Health, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea
6
Department of Family Medicine, National Cancer Center, Seoul, Korea
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Kang-Sook Lee   

Department of Preventive Medicine, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea
Publication date: 2021-09-02
 
Tob. Induc. Dis. 2021;19(Suppl 1):A288
 
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Introduction:
To prevent an increase in women smoking prevalence, gender-responsive measures for tobacco control are necessary particularly in the changing social context regarding gender.

Objectives:
The purpose of this study is to identify factors associated with the use of national smoking cessation services in Korean women smokers.

Methods:
From an online panel 708 Korean women smokers over the age of 19 were sampled. We used self-designed questionnaire for mental health, tobacco-related characteristics and motivation ruler for quitting smoking, concerns about weight gain and need for gender-specific smoking cessation services. Multiple logistic regression and analysis of variance with multiple comparisons were used for analysis.

Results:
Only 73 women smokers had used national smoking cessation services. The factors associated with the use of national smoking cessation services were a history of pregnancy and child birth, depression, use of heat-not-burn and multiple tobacco use, parental smoking status and receiving advice to quit. With regard to the motivation ruler, those aged 19-29 found it least important. Weight gain concerns when quitting smoking had the highest importance among the participants aged 40-49. As for the needs to develop gender-specific smoking cessation programs, the scores in aged 40-49 were higher than those aged 19-29.

Conclusions:
This study suggested several factors related to the use of national smoking cessation services in Korean women smokers. Therefore, future studies should be conducted for specific needs of developing gender-responsive quit-smoking policies.

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