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Table 5 Reasons for ineligibility (other community not shown, 0% ineligible)

From: Lessons learned from recruiting socioeconomically disadvantaged smokers into a pilot randomized controlled trial to explore the role of Exercise Assisted Reduction then Stop (EARS) smoking

Reasons for ineligibility Primary care SSS
Health/physical (%) 15.8 20.5
Already quit (%) 57.9 53.8
Smokes <10 cigarettes per day (%) 10.5 10.4
Close friend or relative of somebody already in the trial (%) 0.0 5.1
Currently using NRT (%) 5.3 5.1
Under 18 years (%) 0.0 5.1
Wants to quit immediately (%) 10.5 0.0
  1. NRT: Nicotine replacement therapy; SSS, Stop Smoking Services.