Factory workers spontaneously quit smoking

B22-Free-From-smoking-indA study at Sumitomo Heavy Industries by the Japanese National Institute of Industrial Health found an increase in the number of employees that no longer smoked among a group of 427 employees that had been taught the Transcendental Meditation Programme, in comparison to a control group of 308 employees of the same work place. It was not the aim of the study to have practitioners quit smoking, but it was noticed as a spontaneous side effect.Ref.Japanese Journal of Public Health 37 (10 Suppl.): 729, 1990