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Partner Support Aids Quitting Among Latino Smokers, Recent Study Finds

June
2011

A recent study in the American Journal of Health Promotion suggests that partner support enhances quitting among Latino smokers. Specifically, among the 131 Latino participants in the study, it was found that 30% of participants with a partner were able to quit smoking, while only 14.3% of those without a partner had successfully quit. Furthermore, among participants with partners, those receiving high levels of partner support quit smoking at higher rates than those receiving low levels of partner support-with quit rates of 43% and 17.4%, respectively.