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HK men more willing to quit smoking for family

Nickkita Lau

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

A survey has found Hong Kong men are more willing to give up smoking for their families than males in other parts of Asia.
Close to 70 percent of male smokers said making their children happy is a "very" or "extremely strong" reason for quitting, compared with a regional average of 63 percent.

The survey took in 519 men in Hong Kong, Taiwan, the mainland and South Korea who smoked at least 10 cigarettes a day, and 520 women with smoking spouses.

Eighty-seven percent of the Hong Kong smokers said they tried to avoid smoking when children are around, and none of them wanted their children to smoke.

Sixty-six percent believe children growing up in households with smokers are more likely to pick up the habit themselves.

Tony Chan Tak-sing, 37, smoked for 20 years. His father was also a smoker before his death.

Chan decided to quit when his wife become pregnant six years ago. He did not want his son to follow his example.

He tried to give up smoking three times in five years before eventually succeeding with professional help.

Like Chan, seven out of 10 male smokers have tried to quit, with half of them making between three and 10 attempts.

Nine in every 10 women with smoking spouses hope their husbands will quit smoking, with 45 percent reporting conflicts with husbands because of their habit.


七成吸烟男士愿为子女戒烟(中文版如下)

七成吸烟男士愿为子女戒烟-我为要你戒烟

圖:林冰表示,吸煙人士需要將有效戒煙方法配合藥物治療,輔導及家人的支持,才能提高戒煙的成功率

(本報攝)

一項調查發現,近七成本港吸煙男士願意為子女戒煙,七成吸煙男士曾經嘗試戒煙,可惜失敗率仍然偏高。專家提醒吸煙人士,戒煙永遠不會太遲,吸煙人士應尋求醫生協助,選擇一個最安全有效的方式戒煙。

本報記者 程 度

該調查在香港等多個亞太地區進行,訪問了年齡介乎三十五至五十五歲,且每天最少抽十支香煙的男性。調查結果顯示,與台灣,中國內地和韓國等調查區域比較,香港吸煙男士更加以家庭為重,特別是在驅使吸煙者作出戒煙決定時,子女扮演著重要角色。近七成受訪者表示讓子女更加快樂,是「極為」或「非常」重要的戒煙原因。另有六成三認為家居整潔及為子女提供更健康的生活環境,是戒煙的主要益處。

與子女在家多會停止吸煙

有關吸煙對健康帶來的負面影響,香港吸煙人士似乎很有警覺性。絕大部分吸煙者與子女一起時,願意改變他們的吸煙習慣。此外,吸煙人士及其妻子或伴侶,亦非常關注吸煙對子女造成的影響。當子女在家中時,有八成四吸煙人士會避免在家中吸煙,有八成六不希望子女染上吸煙習慣。調查又顯示,九成受訪者的妻子或伴侶,希望另一半能戒煙。

調查還顯示,七成一過往曾經嘗試戒煙的香港吸煙男士,最常用的戒煙方法為「突然完全一刀停止吸煙」,其次是減少吸煙次數及尼古丁替代治療,如皮膚滲透貼片,香口膠等方法。

醫生指家人支持有助戒煙

香港基層醫護基金戒煙聯盟副召集人林冰醫生表示,香港吸煙人士很清楚自己需要戒煙的原因,很希望可以戒除煙癮,可是尼古丁成癮是一種生理和心理依賴,很難戒掉。他說,吸煙人士需要一種更加全面的戒煙策略,將有效戒煙方法加入藥物治療及輔導,當然還有家人的全力支持,藉此提高煙民對戒煙的信心及成功率。

香港基層醫護基金召集人劉信通醫生補充說:「戒煙永遠不會太遲,若吸煙人士在五十歲之前戒煙,未來十五年間因患上與吸煙有關疾病而死亡的風險,較繼續吸煙人士大幅降至一半。」

劉信通建議吸煙人士,為了自己及家人的健康著想,應尋求醫生協助,選擇一個更安全,更有效的方法,成功戒除煙癮。