The efficacy of moderate intensity exercise as an aid for smoking cessation in women

A randomized controlled trial

Bess H. Marcus, Beth A. Lewis, Joseph Hogan, Teresa K. King, Anna E. Albrecht, Beth Bock, Alfred F. Parisi, Raymond Niaura, David Brian Abrams

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Evidence suggests that vigorous-intensity exercise interventions may be effective for smoking cessation among women; however, few studies have examined the efficacy of a moderate-intensity exercise program. The present study examined the efficacy of moderate-intensity exercise for smoking cessation among female smokers. Healthy, sedentary female smokers (N = 217) were randomly assigned to an 8-week cognitive-behavioral smoking cessation program plus moderate-intensity exercise (CBT+EX) or to the same cessation program plus equal contact (CBT). A subsample received nicotine replacement therapy. Results indicated that the CBT+EX and CBT groups were equally likely to attain smoking cessation at the end of treatment, as measured by cotinine-verified 7-day point-prevalence abstinence (20.2% for CBT+EX vs. 18.5% for CBT). The CBT+EX group was more likely to report smoking cessation, as measured by 7-day point prevalence at the 3-month follow-up (11.9% vs. 4.6%, p

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)871-880
Number of pages10
JournalNicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
Volume7
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Smoking Cessation
Randomized Controlled Trials
Exercise
Cotinine
Nicotine
Therapeutics

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The efficacy of moderate intensity exercise as an aid for smoking cessation in women : A randomized controlled trial. / Marcus, Bess H.; Lewis, Beth A.; Hogan, Joseph; King, Teresa K.; Albrecht, Anna E.; Bock, Beth; Parisi, Alfred F.; Niaura, Raymond; Abrams, David Brian.

In: Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, Vol. 7, No. 6, 12.2005, p. 871-880.

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Marcus, Bess H. ; Lewis, Beth A. ; Hogan, Joseph ; King, Teresa K. ; Albrecht, Anna E. ; Bock, Beth ; Parisi, Alfred F. ; Niaura, Raymond ; Abrams, David Brian. / The efficacy of moderate intensity exercise as an aid for smoking cessation in women : A randomized controlled trial. In: Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco. 2005 ; Vol. 7, No. 6. pp. 871-880.
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