Worksite smoking control, discouragement and cessation
Award last edited on: 3/20/02

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Linda T Dawley

Company Information

Wellness Institute Inc

3801 Canal Street Suite 306
New Orleans, LA 70119
   (504) 482-5897
Location: Single
Congr. District: 02
County: Orleans Parish

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Contract Number: 1R43DA005545-01
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SmokeFree, a comprehensive smoking control, discouragement, and cessation program, has been found to be effective in a hospital and worksite setting The present proposal seeks to further investigate the effectiveness of thi program in a worksite setting. The program consists of 1) Smoking Control (use of no- smoking and smoking permitted signs and verbal prompts to control smoking), 2) Smoking Discouragement (use of humorous anti-smoking posters and educational material placed throughout the worksite), and 3) Smoking Cessation (use of a structured group smoking cessation program consisting of six one-hour sessions over a two week period utilizing group support, formal declaration of quitting on a specified date, and related behavioral procedures. Three chemical plants in the New Orleans area have agreed to participate. Two will be randomly assigned to receive comprehensive smoking control, discouragement, and cessation with the thir receiving smoking cessation alone. Baseline measurements will be obtained at all sites on the number of smokers, self-reported and unobtrusively observed smoking rate, and attitudes toward smoking. It is hypothesized that the comprehensive program will result in a significantly greater rate of participation in the smoking cessation program as well as significantly greater changes in attitudes toward smoking and self-reported unobtrusivel observed, and chemically verified smoking behavior in comparison with the smoking cessation program alone.National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

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