Characteristics of participants enrolled in a Quit and Win smoking cessation program.

Melody Ryan, Frank Romanelli, Jaclyn K. Nee, Lawrence Anochie, Patricio S. Espinosa

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Quit and Win smoking cessation incentive programs have been used to promote community-based smoking cessation in the United States and internationally. The Quit and Win contest has been offered annually by the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department since 2001. In order to engage in continuous quality assessment of the Quit and Win program, demographic analysis of program participants is critical to better extend the marketing message to target audiences. The goal of this analysis is to report various baseline parameters of the 2003 Lexington-Fayette County Quit and Win contest cohort. Of the 876 participants, most were white, had at least a high school education, smoked cigarettes for more than 10 years, and had multiple previous quit attempts. Most anticipated using nicotine replacement products to aid the current quit attempt. The demographic information from this analysis can be used to design future programs that target a wider segment of the population.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)469-474
Number of pages6
JournalThe Journal of the Kentucky Medical Association
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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