According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, family and friends are the major, 74 percent, motivators to quit smoking; followed by medical practitioners and health workers, 26 percent.
A nationally representative sample of smokers who had at some point tried to quit smoking, was asked “Who helped you to quit smoking?”
Responding to this, 74% claim that their friends and family tried to help them in quitting smoking whereas 26% claim that some doctor, nurse or health worker helped them to quit this habit.
The study was released by Gilani foundation and carried out by Gallup Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International.
The recent survey was carried out among a sample of 2644 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during May 13, 2012 – May 19, 2012. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.