Worksite smoking cessation initiatives: Review and recommendations

Journal Article

Offering health lifestyle change assistance in the workplace represents a major challenge for behavioral scientists and behavior therapists in the 1980s. Business and industry are showing special interest in employee smoking cessation. This paper reviews a wide range of worksite smoking cessation activities and related research. Six types of intervention are discussed; educational campaigns; policies restricting workplace smoking; self-help programs; physical examination and physician advice; incentive programs; and actual smoking cessation services. Existing research is critically reviewed. Practical recommendations for improving and systematically evaluating worksite quit smoking initiatives are presented. © 1982.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Orleans, CS; Shipley, RH

Published Date

  • 1982

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 7 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 1 - 16

PubMed ID

  • 7044052

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0306-4603

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0306-4603(82)90019-3