Usefulness of physical exercise for maintaining smoking cessation in women

Bess H. Marcus, Anna E. Albrecht, Raymond S. Niaura, David B. Abrams, Paul D. Thompson

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Successful smoking cessation is a problem for many smokers and the 1-year quit ratio among smokers is <1%.1 Women may have lower cessation and higher relapse rates than men2 and their risk for developing heart disease and lung cancer has increased significantly in recent years.3 Physical activity offers a healthful alternative to smoking: it facilitates regulation of body weight,4 moderates mood changes5 and improves responses to stress.6.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)406-407
Number of pages2
JournalThe American Journal of Cardiology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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