Triggers of heavier and lighter cigarette smoking in college students

Rebecca Krukowski, Laura J. Solomon, Shelly Naud

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Abstract

This preliminary study examined the relationship between cigarette smoking and several environmental and psychological cues to smoke in college students who were lighter (2-8 cigarettes per day) and heavier (greater than 10 cigarettes per day) smokers. Nineteen lighter and 16 heavier smokers monitored their smoking behavior and certain smoking cues, and reported this information daily to an interactive voice response (IVR) system over a 13-day period. Results indicated the lighter smokers consumed a significantly greater proportion of cigarettes when drinking alcohol and during the evening hours compared to heavier smokers. No differences were found between groups on smoking in the presence of negative affect or coffee, although heavier smokers smoked a greater proportion of cigarettes when experiencing low energy positive affect (e.g., calm). If a replication of this study produces similar results, there could be implications for public policy, particularly the regulation of smoking in venues where alcohol is served.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)335-345
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of behavioral medicine
Volume28
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2005
Externally publishedYes

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  • Psychology(all)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Triggers of heavier and lighter cigarette smoking in college students. / Krukowski, Rebecca; Solomon, Laura J.; Naud, Shelly.

In: Journal of behavioral medicine, Vol. 28, No. 4, 01.08.2005, p. 335-345.

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Krukowski, Rebecca ; Solomon, Laura J. ; Naud, Shelly. / Triggers of heavier and lighter cigarette smoking in college students. In: Journal of behavioral medicine. 2005 ; Vol. 28, No. 4. pp. 335-345.
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