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Hollywood QuitsBehind the Scenes of a Hollywood-based Smoking Cessation Program

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Objectives : To develop, implement, and assess the efficacy of a comprehensive, evidence-based smoking cessation program for entertainment industry workers and their families.

Methods : Study participants were recruited from 5 outpatient medical clinics and a worksite setting. Tobacco use data were collected during the initial counseling visit and at 6-month follow-up. Univariate and multivariate regressions were used in analysis.

Results : More than 50 of participants (n=470) self-reported 7-day abstinence at follow-up. The majority of participants used combination cessation medications, with more than 50 still using at least 1 medication at 6 months.

Conclusions : This evidence-based smoking cessation program using behavioral counseling and combination pharmacotherapy was successful with entertainment industry workers.

Keywords: combination pharmacotherapy; counseling; entertainment industry; smoking cessation; tobacco use

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: November 1, 2007

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