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Global Health Research and Policy

, 1:11

First Online: 17 August 2016Received: 09 May 2016Accepted: 09 August 2016DOI: 10.1186-s41256-016-0012-9

Cite this article as: Driezen, P., Abdullah, A.S., Quah, A.C.K. et al. glob health res policy 2016 1: 11. doi:10.1186-s41256-016-0012-9

Abstract

BackgroundWith about 22 million adult smokers, Bangladesh needs strong measures that would promote smoking cessation. Using data from Wave 2 of the International Tobacco Control ITC Survey, this study examined the factors associated with intention to quit smoking among Bangladeshi smokers.

MethodsData from Wave 2 of the International Tobacco Control ITC Survey in Bangladesh, a face to face survey of adult smokers, were analysed. In the ITC survey, households were sampled using a stratified multistage design and interviewed using a structured questionnaire.

ResultsOf the respondents N = 2982, most were male 96 %, married 80 %, and Muslim 83 %; 33 % were illiterate and 54 % were aged below 40. Almost two-thirds were from areas outside Dhaka, 78 % smoked cigarettes exclusively; and 36 % had an intention to quit smoking in the future. This study identified several predictors, comparable to other international studies, of intention to quit smoking: area of residence, number of cigarettes smoked daily, previous quit attempt, visiting a doctor in the past, having child aged 5 or below at home, perceived benefit from quitting, being worried about own health, knowledge of SHS, not enjoying smoking and workplace smoking policy.

ConclusionsThese findings suggest that the prevalence of intention to quit smoking is lower among Bangladeshi smokers than those among smokers in developed countries. However, the factors relating to quit intentions among Bangladeshi smokers are comparable to those found in Western countries. Population based tobacco control programs and policies should consider these predictors in the design of interventions to increase quitting among smokers in Bangladesh.

KeywordsSmoking Intention to quit Bangladesh Determinants AbbreviationsAICAkaike information criterion

BDTBangladeshi Taka

ITCInternational Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project

SHSSecond-hand smoke

WHOWorld Health Organization

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Author: Pete Driezen - Abu S. Abdullah - Anne C. K. Quah - Nigar Nargis - Geoffrey T. Fong

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