Title

Smoking-cessation: the psychological cost

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1979

Abstract

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.

Publication Title

Addictive Behaviors

First Page

345

Last Page

348

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