Intention to quit smoking among human immunodeficiency virus infected adults in Johannesburg, South Africa

Adrienne E. Shapiro, N. Tshabangu, J. E. Golub, N. A. Martinson

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Abstract

Although smoking is common in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infected individuals, in resource-constrained, high HIV prevalence settings, information on smoking cessation intent and acceptability is limited. Of 150 self-reported current smokers surveyed in two South African HIV clinics, 62 (42%) reported intent to quit smoking in the next year, while 86 (58%) were not interested in quitting or had no plan to quit; 132 (82%) had attempted to quit at least once in the past. Respondents' preferred cessation strategies were counseling and nicotine replacement. A high proportion of HIV-infected smokers want to quit, and interventions should be provided as part of HIV care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)140-142
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
Volume15
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011

Keywords

  • HIV
  • Smoking cessation
  • South Africa
  • Tuberculosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases

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