African American smokers' intention to use pharmacotherapy for cessation

Ian Lynam, Delwyn Catley, Kari Jo Harris, Kathy Goggin, Jannette Berkley-Patton, Janet Thomas

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Objectives: To use the theory of planned behavior to identify predictors of intentions to use cessation aids when quitting smoking. Methods: African American smokers completed a survey to assess intentions, attitudes, and normative and control beliefs regarding the use of smoking cessation aids. Results: Participants held mildly positive attitudes regarding the use of cessation aids. Beliefs related to the utility of aids, support of referents, and accessibility of a doctor were most strongly associated with intention to use cessation aids. Conclusions: African American smokers may be amenable to the use of cessation aids, and specific beliefs may be targets for intervention. Copyright (c) PNG Publications All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)615-627
Number of pages13
JournalAmerican Journal of Health Behavior
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 2012


  • Cessation aids
  • Smoking cessation
  • Theory of planned behavior


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