Quit for Health




Principal Investigator: David Williams, PhD

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Grant Number: 
R01 CA155381

Efficacy of brisk walking as a smoking cessation treatment adjunct among women

Cigarette smoking is the leading, preventable cause of morbidity and mortality among women; however, approximately 18% of women continue to smoke cigarettes. This research study, which is funded by the National Cancer Institute, is a randomized-controlled trial to test the efficacy of moderate intensity exercise as an adjunct to a standard 12-week smoking cessation treatment (i.e., brief one-time baseline counseling plus the nicotine patch) among healthy, previously inactive adult female smokers.