Willingness to provide support for a quit attempt: A study of partners of smokers.


Journal Article

Support from close others predicts smoking abstinence, yet little research has investigated what factors promote support. This study investigates predictors of support for a quit attempt. Partners of smokers (N = 131) reported their relationship quality, concern for partner's health, own smoking status, and intended support for a quit attempt. Smokers were less supportive than were nonsmokers. Relationship quality, concern for partners' health, and motivation to quit were positively associated, and nicotine dependence was negatively associated, with intended support. The findings suggest that support for smoking cessation depends on one's own smoking behaviors as well as characteristics of the relationship.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • vanDellen, MR; Boyd, SM; Ranby, KW; MacKillop, J; Lipkus, IM

Published Date

  • September 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 21 / 9

Start / End Page

  • 1840 - 1849

PubMed ID

  • 25603929

Pubmed Central ID

  • 25603929

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1461-7277

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1359-1053

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/1359105314567209


  • eng