Access and acceptability of smoking cessation services and Bangladeshi male smokers in Leeds
Md Mahbub Uddin and John Walley
Md Mahbub Uddin Volunteer, Shoreditch Spa Stop Smoking Services, London
To make recommendations to improve the smoking cessation services in Bangladeshi community in Leeds.
1. To review the literatures on smoking cessation services.
2. To know the views of Bangladeshi male smokers about access and acceptability of smoking cessation services in Leeds.
3. To know the views of Bangladeshi male smokers how they want the smoking cessation services.
4. To develop recommendations for smoking cessation services among Bangladeshi smokers in Leeds
For this research, 12 individual interviews and one FGD were conducted in Leeds. All of the participants were aged 18 or over. This research was conducted by using purposive sampling method. All of the data were analysed manually without using any software.
Four key findings were identified regarding access to the smoking cessation services among Bangladeshi male smokers in Leeds.
1. Lack of awareness due to insufficient advertisement.
2. Language barriers.
3. Communication gap between NHS Leeds smoking cessation services and Bangladeshi community.
4. Fear and misconception about smoking cessation.
Bangladeshi smokers do not find anything which can influence them to stop smoking. Advertisement by targeting the Bangladeshi culture and initiatives from NHS can make a better access for the Bangladeshi smokers.
I am Md Mahbub Uddin. I qualified as a Dentist from Bangladesh. I have completed my MSc in International Health from Leeds University. I have done my academic research project on Bangladeshi male smokers in Leeds.