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Quitting smoking is one of the hardest things you can do. We interviewed adults who smoke and were part of a quit smoking study to see what they thought they needed to do to quit. Before quitting, many people didn't know what changes to make to successfully quit. After quitting (and getting treatment from the study), people could identify changes that are in line with best practice guidelines. However, quit smoking medication was the least common change people reported making after quitting. We need to educate people who smoke on changes that could help them quit and the benefit of quit smoking medication.

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Why is it important?

This highlights what people who smoke think they need to do to quit, and areas to improve knowledge so they can successfully quit smoking.

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This page is a summary of: Understanding what changes adults in a smoking cessation study believe they need to make to quit smoking: A qualitative analysis of pre- and post-quit perceptions., Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, June 2022, American Psychological Association (APA), DOI: 10.1037/adb0000856.
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