Korean J Clin Pharm.  2017 Mar;27(1):38-43. 10.24304/kjcp.2017.27.1.38.

Success Factors for the Smoking Cessation Service of the Safe Pharmacy

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Health Administration and Management, Soonchunhyang University, Choongnam 31538, Republic of Korea. marchej72@gmail.com
  • 2School of Pharmacy, Sungkyunkwan University, Gyeonggido 16419, Republic of Korea.

Abstract


OBJECTIVE
Seoul City has implemented the Safe Pharmacy in 2013. This study aimed to ascertain the success factors of the smoking cessation service of the Safe Pharmacy.
METHODS
The data for the smoking cessation registration cards were obtained from the pharmacies which participated in 2014 Safe Pharmacy. The sample included 289 smokers in 6 districts who participated at least one sessions of smoking cessation service. the service included both behavioral intervention and nicotine replacement therapy. In order to identify the effectiveness of the smoking cessation service, logistic regression analysis was used. The dependent variable was the success of quitting smoking at the 4th week. The independent variables included age, sex, employment, chronic disease, district, smoking amount, registration path, supporters for quitting smoking and number of service sessions.
RESULTS
Fifty eight point eight percent of the sample successfully quit smoking at the 4th week. Unemployment, higher smoking amount, and less service sessions were negatively related to the success of quitting smoking. There were differences in the success rate across districts. Age, sex, chronic disease, registration path, and anti-smoking supporters were not related to the success rate.
CONCLUSION
Pharmacy can be an effective community resource for smoking cessation. Factors that could increase the effectiveness of smoking cessation service of the Safe Pharmacy and possible ways to enhance the participation of pharmacies in smoking cessation services were also discussed.

Keyword

Pharmacy; smoking cessation; nicotine replacement therapy; pharmaceutical service

MeSH Terms

Chronic Disease
Employment
Logistic Models
Nicotine
Pharmaceutical Services
Pharmacies
Pharmacy*
Seoul
Smoke*
Smoking Cessation*
Smoking*
Unemployment
Nicotine
Smoke
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