Tobacco control

Attitudes towards smoking and tobacco control strategies – a comparison of recent quit-attempters versus non-attempters. In Fact

23 Sep 2013

Making a recent quit attempt is one of the factors that predicts further quit attempts. However, little is known whether or not making a recent quit attempt also predicts attitudes towards smoking and tobacco control strategies. The Health Promotion Agency’s (HPA’s) 2012 Health and Lifestyles Survey (HLS) asked about attitudes towards smoking in general and opinions on specific tobacco control strategies. This fact sheet compares the responses from two groups of current smokers: those who had made at least one quit attempt in the last 12 months, and those who had not.