Are Men in Kent more successful in quitting smoking than women?
Are men more successful at quitting smoking than women?
Not according to new research published.
There has been a long standing myth about giving up smoking. It was believed, until recently that men were far more likely to give up smoking than women.
New research which was correlated from a study published in Tobacco Control http://tobaccocontrol.bmj.com analysed data from major national surveys conducted in 2006–2007 in the USA (Tobacco Use Supplement to the Current Population Survey), Canada (Canadian Tobacco Use Monitoring Survey) and the UK (General Household Survey) to estimate rates of smoking cessation by age in men and women.
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Between them, the three surveys covered more than 102,000 smokers and they were keen to find out whether women are worse at giving up smoking, as data from smoking cessation aid trials had previously suggested that this may be the case.
However, in the new research, women under 50 were found to be more likely than men of the same age to be successful in giving up smoking.
The gap widened when both sexes were in their 20s and 30s, with more women quitting the nicotine habit in this age group.
Interestingly, the trend reversed among the over 60s with men more likely to quit.
"Our study has found convincing evidence that men in general are not more likely to quit smoking successfully than women," said the researchers.
"The myth of female disadvantage at quitting smoking is bad, first and foremost, for women who may be tempted to believe it" write the authors.
Emma Evans from Kent Therapy Clinic runs her successful "No Butts" smoking cessation sessions in Kent and sees both men and women who go on to successfully stop smoking. She claims that she has not seen a huge divide between sexes, and believes this is due to her effective and fast method.
"Having been a smoker in the past I tried various methods of giving up the habit, I eventually stopped smoking with the help of hypnosis. I have since devised a one off session that is extremely successful with the clients I see, I specialise in my "No Butts" method which reports in clients having fast results and virtually no cravings from the moment they leave my practice."
Boasting an extremely high success rate, this method consists of a 90 minute one off session details of which can be found on her website www.kenttherapyclinic.co.uk