Master of Arts
Dr. Harry Prapavessis
This pilot study aimed to examine the effect of an acute bout of exercise on smoking behavior (topography) subsequent to a temporary period of smoking abstinence. Forty-three adult smokers (female = 34, Mage = 43.14), who had been smoking for an average of 23.90 years, were randomized to either an exercise (n = 21) or passive sitting group. Thirty-one smokers completed the study. The primary outcome variables included: puff count, puff volume, puff duration, inter-puff interval (IPI), and total cigarette duration. The effect of exercise on smoking topography was non-significant. Overall, the effectiveness of exercise as an additional harm reduction strategy was not supported.
Keywords: smoking, smoking topography, harm reduction, desire to smoke
Schneider, Terri L., "The effect of an acute bout of exercise on smoking topography" (2012). University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository. Paper 514.