Woodrow Wilson Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program
Johns Hopkins University
336 Garland Hall
3400 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
There are various programs to assist tobacco addicts to quit smoking but none, to our knowledge, in South Africa that specifically target poor communities. By investigating tobacco addiction behaviors and the proportion of smokers willing to pay for cessation resources in these communities, affordable programs can be implemented in public hospitals to curb use. A cross-sectional study was conducted at Tygerberg Academic Hospital (Western Cape, South Africa) to investigate tobacco and alcohol dependence behaviors among smokers. The data were evaluated to assess the need for focused tobacco cessation interventions.