Walking reduces cue-elicited cigarette cravings and withdrawal symptoms, and delays ad libitum smoking.

@article{Taylor2007WalkingRC,
  title={Walking reduces cue-elicited cigarette cravings and withdrawal symptoms, and delays ad libitum smoking.},
  author={Adrian H Taylor and Magdalena Katomeri},
  journal={Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco},
  year={2007},
  volume={9 11},
  pages={1183-90}
}
Stress and exposure to smoking cues influence smoking cravings and behavior. Exercise appears to reduce cigarette cravings and withdrawal symptoms, but no study has investigated the effects of exercise on cue-elicited cravings and withdrawal symptoms, or ad libitum smoking behavior. In this study, 60 regular smokers, invited by public advertisements, were assessed at baseline following 2 hr of abstinence, and randomized to a 15-min brisk walk or passive condition. Both groups then completed… CONTINUE READING