Change in anxiety following successful and unsuccessful attempts at smoking cessation: cohort study.

@article{McDermott2013ChangeIA,
  title={Change in anxiety following successful and unsuccessful attempts at smoking cessation: cohort study.},
  author={M{\'a}irt{\'i}n S. McDermott and Theresa M Marteau and Gareth J Hollands and Matthew G Hankins and Paul Aveyard},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  year={2013},
  volume={202 1},
  pages={
          62-7
        }
}
BACKGROUND Despite a lack of empirical evidence, many smokers and health professionals believe that tobacco smoking reduces anxiety, which may deter smoking cessation. AIMS The study aim was to assess whether successful smoking cessation or relapse to smoking after a quit attempt are associated with changes in anxiety. METHOD A total of 491 smokers attending National Health Service smoking cessation clinics in England were followed up 6 months after enrolment in a trial of pharmacogenetic… CONTINUE READING
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