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Operation Stay Quit: Preventing Smoking Relapse Among US Navy Women

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Objective: To test a smoking relapse prevention program for Navy women recently graduated from recruit training. Methods: Motivational materials were mailed to women at critical relapse points following recruit training graduation. Smoking was asssessed at 6 months post-graduation through a self-report survey. Results: A higher proportion of women exposed to the mail intervention had tried to quit smoking, although there were no significant differences in the overall relapse rate between intervention and control groups. Conclusion: The smoking relapse prevention tested did not succeed.
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Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Operation Stay Quit, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA.

Publication date: September 1, 1999

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