The effects of acute exercise on subsequent cigarette smoking

  title={The effects of acute exercise on subsequent cigarette smoking},
  author={Ovide F. Pomerleau and Herbert H. Scherzer and Neil E. Grunberg and Cynthia S. Pomerleau and James Judge and Joanne B. Fertig and Joseph A. Burleson},
  journal={Journal of Behavioral Medicine},
The present study was conducted to examine the effects of acute aerobic exercise on smoking behavior. On alternate days, 10 healthy young smokers were subjected to half an hour of sustained high exercise (about 56% of maximum work capacity) or of low exercise (about 28% of maximum, simulating normal daytime activity). During the high-exercise condition, there were pronounced increases in physiological markers of physical activity such as mean work, heart rate, and lactic acid as well as… CONTINUE READING


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