Salud Pública de México
versión impresa ISSN 0036-3634
SERVAN-MORI, Edson E; HEREDIA-PI, Ileana B; REYNALES-SHIGEMATSU, Luz Myriam y BAUTISTA-ARREDONDO, Sergio. Smoking cessation interventions in Mexico: analysis of the willingness to pay for an effective method to quit. Salud pública Méx [online]. 2012, vol.54, n.3, pp. 213-224. ISSN 0036-3634.
OBJECTIVE: To identify environmental, demographic and socioeconomic factors associated with the desire to quit, estimate the willingness to pay (WTP) for smoking cessation treatments (SCT) and to identify associated factors with this valuation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using the Global Adult Tobacco Survey, Mexico 2009, we characterized 1 626 smokers. Logistic and multiple lineal regression models allowed to identify associated factors with the desire to quit and the WTP for SCT. RESULTS: 82.2 % of the current smokers who did not want to quit were men. Between those who wanted to quit, 49.8 % had been consuming tobacco every day, for more than 16 years, 57 % had made cessation attempts in the past, and around 10% knew about the existence of centers to help quit smoking. Average WTP was 2 708 Mexican pesos (MXP), with differences by educational and socioeconomic levels. CONCLUSIONS: This evidence supports policymakers in the design of smoking cessation interventions improving national health system interventions for quit smoking.
Palabras llave : smoking; smoking cessation; cost benefit analysis; contingent valuation; Mexico.