Smoking cessation in the workplace: Evaluation of relapse factors

David M. Daughton, Dewolf Roberts, Kashinath D. Patil, Stephen I. Rennard

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Relapse factors associated with a well-supported worksite smoking cessation program were examined in a prospective study. Of 104 employee-participants, 81 (78%) were confirmed as abstinent at 8 days after quit day. Forty-six employees (44%) continued to report total abstinence at 1 year. Stepwise regression analysis of baseline variables found two significant, but weak, predictors of 1-year smoking status: Fagerstrom score and number of other smokers residing in the home. Analysis of tobacco withdrawal symptom data of confirmed abstainers found only self-reported anxiety scores to be predictive of smoking status at 1 year. Early abstainers with elevated anxiety scores appear to be at high risk for smoking relapse.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)227-230
Number of pages4
JournalPreventive Medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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