Attentional bias predicts outcome in smoking cessation.

  title={Attentional bias predicts outcome in smoking cessation.},
  author={Andrew J. Waters and Saul Shiffman and Michael A. Sayette and Jean A. Paty and Chad J. Gwaltney and Mark H. Balabanis},
  journal={Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association},
  volume={22 4},
Most attempts to quit smoking end in failure, with many quitters relapsing in the first few days. Responses to smoking-related cues may precipitate relapse. A modified emotional Stroop task-which measures the extent to which smoking-related words disrupt performance on a reaction time (RT) task-was used to index the distracting effects of smoking-related cues. Smokers (N = 158) randomized to a high-dose nicotine patch (35 mg) or placebo patch completed the Stroop task on the 1st day of a quit… CONTINUE READING
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