Did hardening occur among smokers in England from 2000 to 2010?
Docherty, Graeme; McNeill, Ann; Gartner, Coral; Szatkowski, Lisa
To assess trends in the prevalence of ‘hardcore’ smoking in England between 2000 and 2010, and to examine associations between hardcore smoking and socio-demographic variables.
Secondary analysis of data from the United Kingdom's General Lifestyle Survey (GLF) and the Health Survey for England (HSE).
Households in England.
Self-reported adult current smokers resident in England aged 26 years and over.
Hardcore smokers were defined in three ways: smokers who do not want to quit (D1), those who ‘usually’ smoke their first cigarette of the day within 30 minutes of waking (D2) and a combination of D1 and D2, termed D3. Multivariable logistic regression was used to explore associations between these variables and calendar year, age, sex and socio-economic status, and P-values for trends in odds were calculated.
The odds of smokers being defined as hardcore according to D3 increased over time in both the GLF (P
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Publication Date||Jan 1, 2014|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|APA6 Citation||Docherty, G., McNeill, A., Gartner, C., & Szatkowski, L. (2014). Did hardening occur among smokers in England from 2000 to 2010?. Addiction, 109(1), doi:10.1111/add.12359|
|Keywords||Cessation, Dependence, Hardening, Inequalities, Population|
|Copyright Statement||Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0|
Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0