Evidence

Walk or Run to Quit has ended its project cycle that received funding from the Public Health Agency of Canada to scale across Canada from 2015-2018.

Evaluation results prepared by University of British Columbia over these years show very encouraging physical activity and smoking cessation changes among training program participants. See infographic.

Priebe, C.S., Atkinson, J., & Faulkner, G. (2016). Run to Quit: Program design and evaluation protocol. Mental Health and Physical Activity, 11, 38-45. DOI

Priebe, C.S., Atkinson, J., & Faulkner, G. (2017). Run to Quit: An evaluation of a scalable physical activity-based smoking cessation intervention. Submitted to: Mental Health and Physical Activity, 13, 15-21. DOI

Glowaski, K., Priebe. C.S., O’Neill, M.., & Faulkner, G. (2018). When you put the group and the running together…’: a qualitative examination of participant and coach experiences of the Canadian Run to Quit program. Journal of Smoking Cessation, 1-7. DOI

Krista Glowacki, MSc (OT), PhD Student, Carly Priebe, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, and Guy Faulkner, PhD, Professor, School of Kinesiology, University of British Columbia. Run to Quit: A national physical activity-based smoking cessation intervention. Invited contribution in WellSpring newletter: Read here. 

Priebe, C.S., Wunderlich, K., & Faulkner, G. (2020). “I’m a runner not a smoker”: Changes in identity as predictors of smoking cessation and physical activity. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 49. DOI