The effects of exercise and nicotine replacement therapy on smoking rates in women
posted by Research Admin on 12 June 2011
Year of Publication
Addictive Behaviors, 32(7), 1416-1432.
Journal article (peer reviewed)
The purpose of this study was to examine the individual effects of supervised and intensive exercise as well as the combined effects of exercise and nicotine replacement therapy on (a) smoking cessation and reduction rates and (b) psychological and physiological processes during withdrawal. The study found that exercise combined with nicotine replacement therapy facilitated smoking cessation, improved functional exercise capacity, and delayed weight gain in women smokers. The authors recommended that physicians and health care professionals recommend exercise and nicotine replacement therapy together for highly motivated women interested in quitting smoking.
Type of Study
Randomised controlled trial
How to Access
Access to the article is free online at, http://www.ehpl.uwo.ca/Publication%20PDFs/Prapavessis%20Exercise-NRT-Smoking%20PaperAddictive%20Behaviors.pdf