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Longitudinal Study: HILDA
Title: Financial Stress, Smoking Cessation and Relapse: Results from a Prospective Study of an Australian National Sample
Authors: Siahpush, M 
Carlin, J 
Publication Date: Dec-2006
Pages: 121-127
Keywords: relapse
Financial Stress
Abstract: Aims  Our aim was to examine the association between financial stress and subsequent smoking cessation among smokers, and relapse among ex-smokers. Design and participants  Data came from the first two waves of the Household Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey. The size of the subsample of smokers was 2076, and that of ex-smokers was 2717. Data collection was based on face-to-face interviews. Measurement  Eight questionnaire items (e.g. difficulty paying electricity, gas or telephone bills and going without meals due to shortage of money) were used to construct a nine-point financial stress index. Findings  Smokers with more financial stress were less likely to quit, with the odds of quitting reducing by 13% (95% CI: 4–21%; P = 0.008) per unit of the financial stress index. Ex-smokers with more financial stress were more likely to relapse (P < 0.001). Conclusions  Special programmes may have to be implemented to counter the potentially adverse effects of tobacco price increases on smokers who have financial stress and fail to quit smoking.
DOI: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2005.01292.x
Keywords: Stress; Health -- Addictive behaviours; Health; Stress -- Financial Stress
Research collection: Journal Articles
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