Table 3

Factors contributing to most recent quit attempt among smokers who had tried to quit in the last 12 months*

% of RYO cigarette smokers
(n=4891)
% of manufactured cigarette smokers
(n=7682)
OR (95% CI)†P values
A decision that smoking was too expensive16.022.00.68 (0.61 to 0.74)<0.001
Seeing a health warning on a cigarette packet2.93.20.84 (0.68 to 1.04)0.111
Health problems I had at the time18.013.91.44 (1.30 to 1.59)<0.001
A concern about future health problems28.324.91.15 (1.06 to 1.25)0.001
  • ORs reflect the odds of reporting each motive for quitting in the RYO cigarette smoker group relative to the manufactured cigarette smoker group (reference category).

  • *Subgroup analyses conducted in participants from May 2009 onwards (items not included in previous waves of data collection).

  • †Adjusted for age, sex, social grade and region.

  • RYO, roll-your-own.