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The 13th World Conference on Tobacco OR Health

Building capacity for a tobacco-free world

July 12-15, 2006, Washington, DC, USA

Thursday, July 13, 2006 - 12:00 PM

Evaluation on Quitting Intervention in Communities of Six Cities

yan Yang, M.D, Yuan Jiang, and Xiao-li Yang. Department Tobacco Control Office, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 27 Nan Wei Road,Xuan Wu District, Beijing, 100050, China

Objective: In order to evaluate the impact of quitting intervention in community of six cities and develop smoking cessation models in China.

Methods: Community directors, health professionals and presidents in seven communities were selected in six cities - Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Changsha, Shenzhen and Puyang. The cities were surveyed for smoking cessation by use of random sampling method to cross-sectional study.

Results: There were 25 hospitals which were kept on providing smoking cessation service after the intervention. The awareness about “smoking is one of the three public health problem” has improved 12.8% after intervention. The percent of getting some smoking cessation skills has improved 9.2%. The rate of trying quitting has increased to 9.7%. Results of the chi-square test and Logistic regression analysis show that knowledge, methods and skills of smoking cessation introduced by health professionals are significant to smoking cessation, each of the value of OR is 1.35 and 3.44, and have a positive effect on people giving up smoking. There were many difficulties in the way of tobacco control, so we need make more research, train more providers for smoking cessation service, take more health education, build up good circumstance of no-smoking and more legislations.