Designing an effective worksite smoking cessation program using self-help manuals, incentives, groups and media

Leonard Jason, Doreen Salina*, David Hedeker, Peter Kimball, Joy Kaufman, Peter Bennett, Ruth Bernstein, Linda Lesondak

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Abstract

Pilot studies indicate that the workplace is a successful site for the implementation of smoking cessation programs (Jason et al., 1987a; 1987b;). Cessation efforts using monetary incentives have had yielded increased success in abstinence (Kleges & Cigrang, 1989). This article provides an overview of previous efforts at worksite cessation programs and outlines a new study that will use self help manuals, incentives, and group support sessions in a multilevel intervention in an attempt to identify successful components of worksite programs. The four year project will attempt to develop a comprehensive worksite program that is capable of being implemented by individual companies. To this end, sixty corporations will receive one of three programs and a week long television newscast on WGN-TV will be aired to accompany the interventions. An overview of the project is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)155-166
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Business and Psychology
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychology(all)

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