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Quit and Win contest for daily smoking mothers of children 0–6 years of age in Stockholm County, Sweden

  • P. Tillgren
  • L. Eriksson
  • K. Guldbrandsson
  • A. Reimers
  • M. Spiik
  • T. Ainetdin
  • M.-L. Stjerna
Conference paper

Abstract

A ‘Quit and Win’ contest strategy was implemented as a method to assist smokers to stop smoking. This method was developed in the United States at the beginning of the 1980s in three programmes for prevention of cardiovascular disease in the population. It was first introduced in Europe in 1986 in the North Karelia Project in Finland (Tillgren, 1995). The basis for this population-directed model is that most tobacco users wish to quit, and the use of a contest involving attractive prizes has been shown to be an effective method for stimulating and supporting tobacco users to quit. Quit and Win contests have been held in Sweden both nationally and locally since 1988.

Keywords

Smoking Cessation Daily Smoker Social Medicine Stockholm County Entry Form 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Tillgren
    • 1
    • 3
  • L. Eriksson
    • 2
  • K. Guldbrandsson
    • 2
  • A. Reimers
    • 2
  • M. Spiik
    • 2
  • T. Ainetdin
    • 1
    • 3
  • M.-L. Stjerna
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Social MedicineStockholm County CouncilSundbybergSweden
  2. 2.Department of Public Health and Public Relations UnitSouth West Health-care RegionHuddingeSweden
  3. 3.Karolinska Institute, Department of Public Health SciencesDivision of Social MedicineSundbybergSweden

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