‘You Just Went In and You Got It All Sorted Straightaway’ – What is the Appeal of a Community-Based Mobile Stop Smoking Service? The appeal of a mobile stop smoking service

Manpreet Bains, Andrea Venn, Rachael L Murray, Ann McNeill, Laura Jones

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    Abstract

    Introduction: Not enough smokers access existing stop smoking services (SSS). Developing more accessible and effective SSS is important, particularly for smokers from socioeconomically disadvantaged groups where smoking is more prevalent.
    Aims: To consider smokers’ reasons for accessing a community-based mobile SSS (MSSS) for initial and follow-up consultations, and to explore their experiences of the service over time.
    Methods: The MSSS was delivered in socioeconomically disadvantaged areas of Nottingham (UK). Thirty-six smokers were interviewed, and 11 of these also completed follow-up interviews four to six weeks after their quit date. Interviews were analysed using the framework approach.
    Results: Many participants had considered quitting before they had knowledge of the MSSS. Features of the MSSS participants found appealing for both initial and follow-up consultations included the dropin format, convenient times and locations that fit around their existing routines, and that the service was informal and held in a non-health setting. Participants found visiting standard SSS, particularly clinics held in health settings, stressful and formal resulting in them feeling uncomfortable discussing smoking in these settings.
    Conclusions: Developing instantly accessible and convenient SSS that can be delivered in familiar and informal settings within smokers’ communities may facilitate access and help to retain service users over time.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)65-73
    JournalJournal of Smoking Cessation
    Volume10
    Issue number1
    Early online date15 Jan 2014
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2015

    Keywords

    • Stop smoking services
    • accessibility of services,
    • community-based settings,
    • qualitative
    • longitudinal

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