2016 年 28 巻 Special_issue 号 p. 151-156
Effects of support for smoking cessation that combined physical exercise and nicotine patches on withdrawal symptoms and the desire to smoke were investigated when conducting smoking cessation programs with young smokers. Participants (N=8) continuously conducted smoking cessation for three days by participating in one of the following conditions per day: (1) quitting smoking by themselves without any information on available smoking cessation methods (control condition), (2) quitting smoking using nicotine patches (Nicotine Replacement Therapy condition: NRT), and (3) quitting smoking through a combination of physical exercise and nicotine patches (NRT+Exercise condition: NRT+Ex). The control condition was conducted on Day 1, NRT condition on Day 2, and the NRT+Exercise condition on Day 3. The results indicated there were no differences in withdrawal symptoms depending on the condition. On the other hand, NRT+Ex condition was more effective on the desire to smoke, compared to the control and NRT conditions. The above results suggest that support for smoking cessation that combines physical exercise and nicotine patches are useful for young smokers in reducing the desire to smoke, which is one of the impulses leading to smoking.