Are weight concerns predictive of smoking cessation? A prospective analysis

Andrew W. Meyers, Robert Klesges, Suzan E. Winders, Kenneth D. Ward, Britt Ann Peterson, Linda H. Eck

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Abstract

Participants in an 8-session, community-based smoking cessation intervention rated whether they would stay quit if they experienced weight gain. The majority reported that they would not relapse to smoking, even after a 20-lb. (9.07-kg) weight gain. Those who were weight concerned were more likely to be female, to weigh less and be normal or underweight, and to report chronic dieting. This group was also significantly less likely to be abstinent posttreatment, and at the 1-, 6- and 12-month follow-ups. Individuals presenting for formal smoking cessation interventions may be less weight concerned than the general population of smokers. However, weight- concerned smokers who do present for treatment are less likely to quit smoking. Implications for recruitment and intervention are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)448-452
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology
Volume65
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 1997

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Smoking Cessation
Weights and Measures
Weight Gain
Smoking
Thinness
Recurrence
Population

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  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Meyers, A. W., Klesges, R., Winders, S. E., Ward, K. D., Peterson, B. A., & Eck, L. H. (1997). Are weight concerns predictive of smoking cessation? A prospective analysis. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 65(3), 448-452. https://doi.org/10.1037/0022-006X.65.3.448

Are weight concerns predictive of smoking cessation? A prospective analysis. / Meyers, Andrew W.; Klesges, Robert; Winders, Suzan E.; Ward, Kenneth D.; Peterson, Britt Ann; Eck, Linda H.

In: Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Vol. 65, No. 3, 01.06.1997, p. 448-452.

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Meyers, AW, Klesges, R, Winders, SE, Ward, KD, Peterson, BA & Eck, LH 1997, 'Are weight concerns predictive of smoking cessation? A prospective analysis', Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, vol. 65, no. 3, pp. 448-452. https://doi.org/10.1037/0022-006X.65.3.448
Meyers, Andrew W. ; Klesges, Robert ; Winders, Suzan E. ; Ward, Kenneth D. ; Peterson, Britt Ann ; Eck, Linda H. / Are weight concerns predictive of smoking cessation? A prospective analysis. In: Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. 1997 ; Vol. 65, No. 3. pp. 448-452.
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