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Factors predicting willingness to quit snus and cigarette use among young males

The health hazards of smoking are well recognised and recently knowledge about the harmful effects of nicotine and snus is accumulating. We investigated the factors increasing the willingness of young Finnish males to quit snus and cigarette smoking. We conducted a questionnaire study conducted in 3 out of 16 Finnish Defence Forces units which included 6508 male conscripts, of whom 4706 responded (response rate 72%, mean age 19.4 years). Factors related to the willingness to quit use were analysed by ordinal regression models. Backward selection following the Akaike information criterion (AIC) was used for the model. [...]

September 13, 2023 by