Smoking Characteristics of a Homeless Population

James Butler, Kolawole S. Okuyemi, Jean Samuel, Niaman Nazir, Jasjit S. Ahluwalia & Ken Resnicow
When addressing tobacco control and smoking cessation measures, the homeless have been perceived as a difficult to reach population. The purpose of this study was to examine the smoking characteristics of a homeless population. Data were derived from a larger study that examined smoking among inner-city residents. Homeless smokers (n=107) were compared with non-homeless smokers (n=491) on socio-demographics, smoking characteristics, motivation to quit, and smoking cessation experiences. Results showed that homeless smokers were more likely...
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