Different types of support can impact a person’s smoking cessation journey

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A UBCO researcher has examined the types and timing of online support people receive while trying to quit smoking

More than a month into the new year, a person’s determination to quit smoking might be waning. But a UBC Okanagan researcher says the type of feedback someone trying to quit smoking gets from other smokers, as well as friends and family, could be key to their success.

Dr. Laura Struik, Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Health and Social Development’s School of Nursing, focuses on the behavioural changes needed on someone’s journey to quit smoking.

She recently conducted a study of British Columbia’s provincial smoking cessation forum, Quit Now, and found that users were most engaged and seeking support during the first month, which then declined by the third month of quitting.

Read the full story here: UBC Okanagan News