Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Vol 7, Issue 3&4,2009
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255

Coffee for smoking cessation


Somrutai Jitpukdeebodintra *, Amarawadee Jangwang

Recieved Date: 2009-07-23, Accepted Date: 2009-10-02


The purpose of this study is to add the value to coffee for Krabi’s agricultural promoting, and response to ministry of health’s policy in smoking cessation for health enhancement. Little iron weed or Vernonia cinerea (L.) Less.; a Thai herbal beverage for smoking cessation studied by U-thong Hospital in 1,000 prisoners with a dose of 3 g in 150 ml of boiling water and 3 times a day, was formulated in beverage form. Coffee was used as flavoring agent and smoke withdrawal syndrome treatment. The products were undergone the physical specification of Thailand community product standard. The efficiency and satisfaction of products were tested in 20 volunteers with aged 20-50 years. The products were the same preferred as coffee without the herb. The volunteer smokers were less addicted, evaluated by Fagerström test (FTND), the score 6.35±1.14 was less to 5.10±1.97 and 3.35±2.32 after 1 and 2 months in sequent of coffee consumption with 95% confident.


Coffee, Robusta, little iron weed, Vernonia cinerea (L.) Less, smoking cessation

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2009
Volume: 7
Issue: 3&4
Category: Food and Health
Pages: 130-133

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