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Influence on Cessation Intentions of Smoking College Students
J Korean Soc Res Nicotine Tob 2024; 15(2): 57-66
Published online June 30, 2024
© 2024 The Korean Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco.

Hyunsun Kim1, Eun-Hi Choi1*, Seung-Mi Choi2, Ju-Young Kim2, Sung-Ja Hong3

1College of Nursing, Eulji University, Uijeongbu, 2Gyeonggi-do Smoking Cessation Project Support Group, Uijeongbu, 3Graduate School of Public Health, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea
Correspondence to: *理쒖씗
쓣吏븰援 媛꾪샇븰怨
Received March 7, 2024; Revised June 12, 2024; Accepted June 13, 2024.
This is an Open-Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, dis-tribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Background: This study aimed to elucidate how various factors influence college students’ intentions to stop smoking, emphasizing the need to understand the determinants affecting their decision to quit smoking.
Methods: The study was conducted from May 30 to June 10, 2022. Respondents were currently smoking college students in G Metropolitan City, and posters with QR codes were distributed across various social media platforms used by college student groups. After excluding three participants owing to incomplete data, 180 participants were surveyed. Data was analyzed using hierarchical logistic regression analysis in SPSS.
Results: Factors that significantly influenced college students’ intentions to quit smoking were current smoking frequency (OR=3.408, P=0.010), enjoyment of smoking (OR=0.311, P=0.036), reduced odor (OR=0.209, P=0.031), use of smoking areas (OR=2.968, P=0.010), and denial of the adverse health effects of smoking (OR=0.313, P=0.002).
Conclusion: Our results suggest the need for tailored smoking cessation interventions that target specific factors while considering individual and contextual influences. This study offers a new perspective on smoking cessation, urging for customized strategies to facilitate smoking cessation among college students by addressing the complex interplay of behavioral and perceptual determinants.
Keywords : College student; Smoking cessation; Nicotic dependence
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