Run to quit

Evidence

Walk or Run to Quit is nearing the end of 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.