The hypothesis that weight concerns are related to less successful smoking cessation and greater relapse among ex-smokers was prospectively evaluated.
A population-based sample of 4981 working women and men 17 to 71 years of age was surveyed at 32 work sites.
Current and previous weight loss efforts and smoking behavior were self-reported at baseline and 2 years later.
Dieting and weight concerns were unrelated to smoking cessation or relapse.
However, female smokers who had previously participated in a formal weight control program were three times more likely to quit smoking than thos without a history of participation (25% vs 11% ; odds ratio=3.25,95% confidence interval=1.86,5.67).
Weight concerns and dieting efforts do not appear to inhibit smoling cessation or increase relapse in adults.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tabagisme, Sevrage toxique, Changement comportement, Epidémiologie, Poids corporel, Prise poids, Homme, Motivation, Récidive, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Tobacco smoking, Poison withdrawal, Behavior change, Epidemiology, Body weight, Weight gain, Human, Motivation, Relapse, United States, North America, America
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Cote : 95-0319934
Code Inist : 002B18C05C. Création : 01/03/1996.