Commit to Quit

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Commit to Quit was designed to test the efficacy of vigorous-intensity physical activity as an aid to smoking cessation for women. The rationale is that participation in regular physical activity among female smokers may aid in cessation efforts both by serving as an alternative to smoking and by reducing the weight gain associated with smoking cessation. Commit to Quit includes a group-based, 12-session smoking cessation program and a personalized, prescribed exercise program consisting of three sessions per week. Methods: Randomized control trial: methods, results, discussion. Results: Significantly higher levels of continuous abstinence at the end of treatment, 3 month follow up, 12 month follow up, significantly increased functional capacity, and gained less weight by the end of the treatment – compared with control subjects, exercise subjects achieved significantly higher levels of continuous abstinence at the end of treatment (19.4% vs. 10.2%) and 3 months (16.4% vs. 8.2%) and 12 months (11.9% vs. 5.4%) following treatment. exercise subjects had significantly increased functional capacity and gained less weight by the end of treatment. Other outcomes measured are V02 peak and weight gain. Implications: Vigorous exercise facilitates short- and longer-term smoking cessation in women when combined with a cognitive-behavioral smoking cessation program. Vigorous exercise improves exercise capacity and delays weight gain following smoking cessation.

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