Professor Ray Croucher Professor of Community Oral Health, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry
This presentation describes client outcomes from and satisfaction with an outreach smokeless tobacco cessation service model for communities of South Asian origin living in London (Tower Hamlets), Leicester and Bradford.
239 South Asian clients completing smokeless tobacco quit attempts between November 2010 - December 2011 took part. Their mean age was 45 (SD=12.62) years, they were more likely female (75.7%), of Bangladeshi origin (73.9%), either home carers (52.8%) or not working (29.2%). Mean daily number of smokeless tobacco intakes was 10 (SD=7) and the mean dependence score was 4.48 (SD=1.89). 63.3% were recruited from community locations, 21.1% through a clinical contact and 15.6% through friends and family. 62.8% self-reported quit success at four weeks. They had more likely received an intervention including both behavioural support and nicotine replacement therapy and reported fewer withdrawal symptoms at the start of the quit attempt. Satisfaction ratings were high, with male clients making a successful quit attempt more likely highly satisfied.
In conclusion, English resident South Asian smokeless tobacco users accessing services to help them stop appear to have short-term success rates comparable with smokers attending stop-smoking services. Higher success rates were reported by those using nicotine replacement therapy.
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Source of funding: Department of Health Tobacco Control Health Inequalities Pilot Programme, funded through the UK Centre for Tobacco Control Studies (University of Nottingham)/NHS East London and The City