Hollywood quits - Behind the scenes of a Hollywood-based smoking cessation program

Mitchell Nides, Lisa M. Hund, Sharon Carothers, Kristen L. McCausland, Jennifer C. Duke, Haijun Xiao, Michael Balaoing, Lowell C. Dale, Cheryl G. Healton

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)705-718
Number of pages14
JournalAmerican Journal of Health Behavior
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007


  • Combination pharmacotherapy
  • Counseling
  • Entertainment industry
  • Smoking cessation
  • Tobacco use

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Social Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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    Nides, M., Hund, L. M., Carothers, S., McCausland, K. L., Duke, J. C., Xiao, H., Balaoing, M., Dale, L. C., & 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. https://doi.org/10.5993/AJHB.31.6.18