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This study utilizes college student volunteers in a three-week smoking cessation program. The volunteers were given two American Cancer Society brochures about smoking cessation, a guide for a comprehensive plan to quit smoking developed by Glaxo Wellcome, the American Lung Association's Quit Smoking Action Plan, a list of common nicotine withdrawal symptoms and coping strategies, and a smoke-intake weekly monitoring chart. Participants also took part in a discussion of information gleaned from a literature review. Smokers were asked to limit their smoking to every four to five hours and meetings were held for follow-up. Despite the limited number of participants, results show significant reductions in smoking. This type of cessation program appears to be very effective in helping college students reduce their smoking or to quit smoking. The small number of students volunteering indicates that there is little desire for college students to quit smoking. (Contains 29 references and 2 tables.) (Author/MKA)

Descriptors: College Students, Higher Education, Information Dissemination, Literature Reviews, Pamphlets, Smoking

Author: Kane, Jeanette; Hodges, Jilda; Srebro, Karen; Fruhwirth, Mary; Chambliss, Catherine



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