A worksite smoking modification competition

Potential for public health impact

R. C. Klesges, M. M. Vasey, R. E. Glasgow

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Abstract

We evaluated the effectiveness of a worksite smoking cessation/reduction program both with and without formal competition for monetary prizes in five worksites (n=107). A greater percentage of eligible smokers participated in the competition (88 per cent) than the non-competition (53 per cent) condition. Treatment outcome among participants was generally equivalent across conditions, but at a six-month follow-up, nonabstinent subjects in the competition condition had lower levels of carbon monoxide than subjects in the non-competition condition. On a worksite-wide basis, a higher percentage of employees quit smoking in the competition condition (16 per cent) compared to the non-competition (7 per cent).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)198-200
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Public Health
Volume76
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986

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Workplace
Public Health
Smoking
Smoking Cessation
Carbon Monoxide

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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A worksite smoking modification competition : Potential for public health impact. / Klesges, R. C.; Vasey, M. M.; Glasgow, R. E.

In: American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 76, No. 2, 01.01.1986, p. 198-200.

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Klesges, R. C. ; Vasey, M. M. ; Glasgow, R. E. / A worksite smoking modification competition : Potential for public health impact. In: American Journal of Public Health. 1986 ; Vol. 76, No. 2. pp. 198-200.
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