An experimental test of the influence of prior cigarette smoking abstinence on future abstinence.

@article{Heil2004AnET,
  title={An experimental test of the influence of prior cigarette smoking abstinence on future abstinence.},
  author={Sarah H. Heil and Sheila M Alessi and Jennifer Plebani Lussier and Gary J. Badger and Stephen T. Higgins},
  journal={Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco},
  year={2004},
  volume={6 3},
  pages={471-9}
}
Significant positive associations between early and later abstinence are often reported in clinical trials on smoking cessation, but those relationships do not permit causal inferences. The present study was conducted to examine experimentally whether prior smoking abstinence histories can directly facilitate later abstinence, using a contingency management procedure to manipulate prior abstinence. A total of 40 adult cigarette smokers who were not trying to quit were randomly assigned to one… CONTINUE READING

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