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Table 2 Results of qualitative content analyses presented as themes and categories

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

Themes Categories
Life is governed by a long smoking history that is difficult to break - Breaking a lifelong pattern is very difficult
  - It is never the right time in life to stop
  - Plans to stop do not lead to results
Being aware and enlightened and having a need for autonomy - Being aware of the consequences of continued smoking
  - To receive help and support without being patronized