SEOUL, Feb.15 (Korea Bizwire) – Research shows that most of those who quit smoking made up their minds because of encouragement from their families.
According to a survey conducted by Johnson & Johnson Korea on 1,000 adults between the ages of 20 and 50, 96.5 percent of men quit smoking at the urging of their spouse or family.
Johnson & Johnson suggested that family pressure was more effective for quitting smoking than being worried about one’s own health (65.4 percent).
The study also revealed that 70.5 percent of the female respondents whose husbands succeeded in quitting smoking answered that their encouragement pushed their husband to quit.
Those who quit smoking answered that nicotine patches and gum were the best supplements to help them quit (16.9 percent), while 9.6 percent answered that they were helped at a smoking clinic.
Among the 500 respondents, 241 males claimed that they succeeded in quitting smoking (48.2 percent).
However, Johnson & Johnson officials explained that the success rate was actually higher, since the criteria for quitting were not clearly established.
According to the survey, 36.5 percent of the respondents answered that they succeeded in quitting smoking on their first try, while 73.4 percent of the male respondents quit smoking within their third try, and 11.6 percent succeeded after 10 or more attempts.
By Kevin Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org)