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Factors influencing cigarette smoking and quantified implications for anti-smoking policy: evidence from South Korea.

Authors
 Woojin Chung  ;  Hanjoong Kim  ;  Seungji Lim  ;  Sunmi Lee  ;  Kyungsook Cho 
Citation
 INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, Vol.54(6) : 409-419, 2009 
Journal Title
 INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH 
ISSN
 1661-8556 
Issue Date
2009
MeSH
Adult ; Cross-Sectional Studies ; Female ; Humans ; Likelihood Functions ; Male ; Middle Aged ; Policy Making* ; Public Health ; Public Policy* ; Republic of Korea ; Risk Factors ; Risk-Taking ; Smoking*/legislation & jurisprudence ; Young Adult
Keywords
Smoking ; Tobacco ; Policy simulation ; Public health ; South Korea
Abstract
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine the factors that are associated with adult males' smoking in South Korea and simulate the effects of a potential anti-smoking policy. METHODS: We conducted a national, cross-sectional, telephone survey among males aged 20 years and older in 2006 and analyzed a dataset of 2,847 subjects by using the full information maximum likelihood sample selection model. RESULTS: The likelihood of smoking was highest among the wealthy, employed, Christian, or people who exercise regularly. The low rate of smoking participation was associated with either low pure alcohol intake or increased awareness of lung cancer from smoking. We found that policies to reduce cigarette consumption should focus on lowering smoking participation rather than the amount of cigarettes smoked. Compared to the current state, a policy package consisting of mutually reinforcing measures could reduce the probability of smoking and the average number of cigarettes consumed among all adult males by 34 and 51%, respectively. CONCLUSIONS: Understanding the country-specific factors affecting smoking behavior and selecting an appropriate anti-smoking measure could greatly reduce smoking participation and cigarette consumption.
Full Text
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00038-009-0087-x
DOI
10.1007/s00038-009-0087-x
Appears in Collections:
4. Graduate School of Public Health (보건대학원) > Graduate School of Public Health (보건대학원) > 1. Journal Papers
1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Preventive Medicine and Public Health (예방의학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Kim, Han Joong(김한중)
Lee, Sun Mi(이선미)
Chung, Woo Jin(정우진) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2090-4851
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/105390
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