Smoking-cessation: the psychological cost
To assess the psychological effects of smoking cessation, 21 subjects in a smoking treatment program were evaluated at the beginning of therapy and 4 months later. No differences were observed in reported affect, use of mental health facilities, psychotropic medications, or alcohol. A statistically but not clinically significant weight increase was observed. It is concluded that within some contexts smoking cessation need not be as stressful as popularly depicted.
Pertschuk, M., Pomerleau, O., Adkins, D., & Hirsh, C. (1979). Smoking-cessation: the psychological cost. Addictive Behaviors, 4 (4), 345-348. Retrieved from https://scholarcommons.towerhealth.org/gme_pysch_residency_bw/73