Breaking the habit: a qualitative exploration of barriers and facilitators to smoking cessation in people with enduring mental health problems

Susan Kerr, Charlotte Woods, Christina Knussen, Hazel E. Watson, R Hunter

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Abstract

Smoking in people with mental health problems (MHPs) is an important public health concern as rates are two to three times higher than in the general population. While a strong evidence base exists to encourage and support smoking cessation in the wider population, there is limited evidence to guide the tailoring of interventions for people with MHPs, including minimal understanding of their needs. This paper presents findings from theoretically-driven formative research which explored the barriers and facilitators to smoking cessation in people with MHPs.
Original languageEnglish
JournalBMC Public Health
Volume13
Issue number221
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2013

Keywords

  • smoking
  • mental health
  • smoking cessation

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