• Journal Article

Hollywood Quits-Behind the Scenes of a Hollywood-based Smoking Cessation Program

Citation

Nides, M., Hund, L. M., Carothers, S., McCausland, K. L., Duke, J., Xiao, H., ... Healton, C. G. (2007). Hollywood Quits-Behind the Scenes of a Hollywood-based Smoking Cessation Program. American Journal of Health Behavior, 31(6), 705-718.

Abstract

Objectives: To develop, implement, and assess the efficacy of a comprehensive, evidence-based smoking cessation program for entertainment industry workers and their families. Methods: Study participants were recruited from 5 outpatient medical clinics and a worksite setting. Tobacco use data were collected during the initial counseling visit and at 6-month follow-up. Univariate and multivariate regressions were used in analysis. Results: More than 50% of participants (n=470) self-reported 7-day abstinence at follow-up. The majority of participants used combination cessation medications, with more than 50% still using at least 1 medication at 6 months. Conclusions: This evidence-based smoking cessation program using behavioral counseling and combination pharmacotherapy was successful with entertainment industry workers