Brief meditation training induces smoking reduction.

  title={Brief meditation training induces smoking reduction.},
  author={Yi-Yuan Tang and Rongxiang Tang and Michael I. Posner},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={110 34},
More than 5 million deaths a year are attributable to tobacco smoking, but attempts to help people either quit or reduce their smoking often fail, perhaps in part because the intention to quit activates brain networks related to craving. We recruited participants interested in general stress reduction and randomly assigned them to meditation training or a relaxation training control. Among smokers, 2 wk of meditation training (5 h in total) produced a significant reduction in smoking of 60%; no… CONTINUE READING
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