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Table 1 Interview guide for semi-structured interviews about smoking cessation among smokers with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

From: Why do smokers diagnosed with COPD not quit smoking? - a qualitative study

Main questions Follow-up questions
How long have you been smoking?  
What information did you receive about the benefits of quitting smoking when you were diagnosed with COPD?  
Have you ever tried to quit smoking before you were diagnosed with COPD? Why did it not work?
Have you ever tried to quit smoking after you have been diagnosed with COPD? Why did it not work?
If you tried to quit smoking, did you use any aids?  
What are the reasons why you continue to smoke?  
What would help you quit smoking?  
What support would you like to receive if you decided to quit smoking?  
  Can you tell me more?
  Can you please clarify?
  Can you give an example?
  Can you describe what you mean?