This study examined 449 U.S.
Navy recruits who reported that they were current smokers upon entering Navy recruit training.
Recruits were prohibited from using tobacco for the duration of the 8 weeks of basic training.
Participants completed tobacco surveys at entry into the Navy, upon graduation from recruit training, and after 1 year of service.
Forty percent of the smokers at entry into the Navy changed their classification to former smokers at the end of recruit training.
At the 1-year follow-up, 19% of the initial smokers classified themselves as former smokers.
Multivariate logistic regression analyses indicated that having a higher intent to quit was predictive of reporting oneself as a former smoker at recruit training graduation.
Smoking fewer cigarettes per day at entry into the Navy and more years of regular tobacco use were predictive of reporting oneself as a former smoker at the 1-year follow-up.
Findings from this study suggested a meaningful impact of the Navy's no-smoking policy during recruit training in reducing smoking prevalence.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tabagisme, Prévalence, Programme scientifique, Service militaire, Marine, Entraînement physique, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Epidémiologie, Evaluation, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Tobacco smoking, Prevalence, Scientific program, Military service, Marine, Physical training, United States, North America, America, Epidemiology, Evaluation, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0000088
Code Inist : 002B03E. Création : 21/05/1997.