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"I Know It's Bad For Me and Yet I Do It": Exploring the Factors that Perpetuate Smoking in Aboriginal Health Workers - A Qualitative Study

Type: Journal
Author: Dawson, A.P., Cargo, M., Stewart, A., Chong, A., & Daniel, M.
Publisher: BMC Health Services Research, 12(1), 102
Year: 2012

Aboriginal Health Workers (AHWs) have a mandate to deliver smoking cessation support to Aboriginal people. However, a high proportion of AHWs are smokers and this undermines their delivery of smoking cessation programs. Little is known about how to enable AHWs to quit smoking. An understanding of the factors that perpetuate smoking in AHWs is needed to inform the development of culturally relevant programs that enable AHWs to quit smoking.

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