Little is known about the most effective strategies to motivate rural smokers to quit. This article describes the personal narratives of current and former smokers living in an economically distressed, rural area ofAppalachian Kentucky. Three categories emerged: personal motivators to quit smoking, external influences, pride of place. Capturing personal narratives represents an evidence-based, data-rich strategy for development of culturally sensitive, population-based interventions for rural smokers. Such strategies may be effective in reaching rural smokers and motivating them to quit, thereby reducing tobacco-related disease and premature death in rural, economically distressed communities.
|Number of pages||13|
|Journal||Nursing Clinics of North America|
|State||Published - Mar 2012|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
Funding statement: the development of the HEEL program was made possible by Senator Mitch McConnell with funds earmarked for the University of Kentucky, College of Agriculture, Lexington, KY, and budgeted through the CSREES/USDA Federal Administration.
This publication was supported by grant number UL1RR033173 from the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), funded by the Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health (NIH) and supported by the NIH Roadmap for Medical Research (E. Hahn and M.K. Rayens, Co-Investigators). The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of NCRR and NIH.
- Personal narratives
- Rural adults
- Rural health
- Smoking cessation
- Tobacco cessation
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nursing (all)