Exercise as an aid to quitting smoking

Would use under conditions

Moderate in intensity

Gradually increased intensity and duration

In combination with medicine

In combination with a strong will to quit

Reasons to use exercise as an aid to quitting smoking

Escape from sedentary routine

Feel healthier

Realize the harm of smoking

Social support/comparison

Empowerment to quit

Distraction from smoking

Feel-good effect

Effects of experimental procedure

On stress

During their first exercise experience, feelings of tension, stress

On urge to smoke

Increased urge to smoke due to unfamiliar environment


Exercising as an experience to realize the negative effects of smoking on physical condition