Smoking cessation intervention using stepwise exercise incentives for male workers in the workplace

Gyu Seok Hwang, Hye Sun Jung, Yunjeong Yi, Chungsik Yoon, Jae Wook Choi

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The authors developed a stepwise exercise-incentive-based smoking cessation program as one of the workplace health promotion program. The aim of this study is to evaluate the program offered in an electronics company in Korea. A total of 109 electronics company employees were recruited. Participants were surveyed for smoking history, nicotine dependence, and job stress. They received smoking cessation education and were provided with a stepwise fitness center ticket. Of 109 participants, 58 (53.2%) successfully ceased smoking for 3 months. Significant differences between success and fail groups were apparent in cigarettes smoked per day (P =.002) and nicotine dependence score (P =.049). However, there was no significant difference in job stress between success and fail groups. Based on multiple logistic regression analysis, there were no identifiable factors associated with smoking cessation. In conclusion, a stepwise exercise-incentive-based smoking cessation program was highly effective when applied in a workplace setting.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)82-90
Number of pages9
JournalAsia-Pacific Journal of Public Health
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jan 1



  • exercise
  • job stress
  • nicotine dependence
  • smoking cessation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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