This article reports on one of the few experimental studies in Europe to examine work site smoking cessation.
The study examined whether a comprehensive intervention (self-help manuals, group courses, a mass media campaign, smoking policies, and a second-year program) is more effective than a minimal intervention (self-help manuals only).
Eight work sites participated in the study.
The effect of treatment on smoking cessation depended on nicotine dependency levels : Heavy smokers had more success with the comprehensive smoking cessation intervention than with the minimal intervention (with respect to both 14-month quit rate and 6-month prolonged abstinence).
For heavy smokers, exposure to mass media exhibitions or to group courses had a beneficial effect on prolonged abstinence.
Comprehensive programs may be most appropriate in Dutch work sites with large proportions of heavily addicted smokers.
Mots-clés Pascal : Programme sanitaire, Sevrage toxique, Tabagisme, Lieu travail, Etude comparative, Education santé, Homme, Efficacité, Evaluation, Pays Bas, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sanitary program, Poison withdrawal, Tobacco smoking, Work place, Comparative study, Health education, Human, Efficiency, Evaluation, Netherlands, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0398423
Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 25/01/1999.