Implementation and outcomes of a community-based self-help smoking cessation program.


Journal Article

In a time of budget constraints, health professionals are turning to minimal-contact smoking cessation programs as the most financially feasible alternative for smoking cessation. The purpose of this study was to evaluate a program by the American Lung Association using the manual Freedom From Smoking for You and Your Family (Strecher & Rimer, 1988) in a community-based smoking cessation self-help intervention. Results showed a quit rate of 15%, and study findings were consistent with other similar studies. Those most likely to succeed were over 40 years old, better educated, and among the most confident of quitting at the onset.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Shuster, GF; Utz, SW; Merwin, E

Published Date

  • January 1, 1996

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 13 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 187 - 198

PubMed ID

  • 8916608

Pubmed Central ID

  • 8916608

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1532-7655

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0737-0016

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1207/s15327655jchn1303_6


  • eng