The Effects of a Smoking Cessation Program on Stress and Emotional Status of the Korean Male Office Workers

직장 남성의 스트레스 및 정서 상태에 따른 금연프로그램의 효과 분석

  • Yang, Mi-Young (Graduate School of Health Sciences and Social Welfare) ;
  • Ahn, Kyung-Min (Division of Beauty Hair, Sahmyook Health University) ;
  • Sohn, Aeree (Division of Health Management, Sahmyook University)
  • 양미영 (삼육대학교 보건복지대학원) ;
  • 안경민 (삼육보건대학교 뷰티헤어과) ;
  • 손애리 (삼육대학교 보건관리학과)
  • Received : 2013.11.07
  • Accepted : 2013.12.05
  • Published : 2013.12.31


This study examined the effects of a non-smoking program according to the stress and emotional condition of male office workers. As research subjects, 106 smokers at C company who participated in the campaign of "No Second-Hand Smoking and No Cigarette Smoke at Work" from April 25, 2011 to December, 2011 for 8 months were enrolled in this study. Apreliminary survey of the general characteristics, motivation to quit smoking, emotional condition, behavior to cope with stress, stress in life, hope, and the emotional variables of job satisfaction in the research subjects was carried out. The study undertook a pre-and-post effect analysis of the non-smoking program only with those who succeeded in quitting smoking. In terms of the general characteristics of the subjects, the success rate of quitting smoking was higher in those in their thirties and above and those who were married. No significant difference in the emotional variables was observed between those who were not successful and those who were. These results suggest that the motives for stopping smoking and effective dealing with stress or anxiety is important for male office workers to succeed in stopping smoking, based on which smoking cessation programs should be developed. In addition, the message of a smoking cessation campaign should be designed specifically for each target audience, effectively emphasizing the emotional aspects of each target group.


Emotional condition;Motivation to quit smoking;Stress;The effect of a non-smoking program


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