Impact of a newspaper mediated quit smoking program

Am J Public Health. 1987 Nov;77(11):1452-3. doi: 10.2105/ajph.77.11.1452.


We present the results of a survey conducted to evaluate the impact of a newspaper mediated smoking cessation program conducted in Buffalo, New York in January 1987. Over half of all smokers surveyed reported exposure to the newspaper series; 13 per cent reported that the series prompted them to try to quit smoking, and 4 per cent stopped smoking for at least one week. We estimate that over 9,600 smokers in Erie County, New York stopped smoking for at least one week as a result of the newspaper's smoking cessation program.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Evaluation Studies as Topic
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • New York
  • Newspapers as Topic*
  • Smoking Prevention*