Table 4

Barriers to smoking cessation

Barriers to smoking cessation

Yes


Smoking helps me control stress

62%

Without cigarettes, I would feel too irritable to be around

51%

Without cigarettes, I would feel too anxious or worried about things

42%

I enjoy smoking too much to give it up

41%

It would be too hard to control my weight without smoking

33%

I don't know how to go about quitting smoking

29%

There are too many difficult things going on in my life right now

28%

I can't afford or find a smoking cessation program

28%

Smoking helps me control other behaviours that I have already changed

17%

I have tried to quit smoking in the past so many times, I've given up

14%

Without cigarettes, I would fell too down or sad

14%

My family and friends don't think it is important to quit smoking

12%


Questionnaire adapted from [11]

Aubin et al. BMC Public Health 2010 10:100   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-100

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