Partner smoking characteristics: Associations with smoking and quitting among blue-collar apprentices
Article first published online: 18 AUG 2010
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American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Volume 53, Issue 11, pages 1102–1108, November 2010
How to Cite
Okechukwu, C. A., Nguyen, K. and Hickman, N. J. (2010), Partner smoking characteristics: Associations with smoking and quitting among blue-collar apprentices. Am. J. Ind. Med., 53: 1102–1108. doi: 10.1002/ajim.20890
- Issue published online: 15 OCT 2010
- Article first published online: 18 AUG 2010
- Manuscript Accepted: 9 JUL 2010
- National Institutes of Occupational Safety and Health. Grant Number: 1R01 DP000097-01
- Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholars Program
- National Cancer Institute (NJH). Grant Number: 5R25 CA113710
Article first published online: 25 SEP 2013
- smoking cessation;
- blue collar workers;
- social contextual model;
- spousal smoking;
- light and intermittent smoking;
- partner smoking
Studies suggest that the social context of blue-collar workers contribute to their low smoking cessation rates. However, little is known on the effect of partner smoking and requests to quit on workers' cessation attempts.
Using data from a longitudinal smoking cessation intervention, multivariable logistic regression models were constructed to investigate the association of partner smoking characteristics with cessation among blue-collar apprentices.
Smokers were more likely to have partners who smoke (OR 13.06; 95% CI 8.52–20.01). Partner's request to quit was associated with higher odds of smoking cessation at 1 month (OR 3.74; 95% CI 2.49–5.63) and 6 months (OR 1.90; 95% CI 1.06–3.41) post-intervention. Having a partner who smoked was associated with lower odds of smoking cessation at 1 month (OR 0.41; 95% CI 0.27–0.62), but not 6 months post-intervention.
Results suggest that smoking cessation interventions that include partner support might improve cessation among blue-collar smokers. Am. J. Ind. Med. 53:1102–1108, 2010. © 2010 Wiley-Liss, Inc.