Examining the interrelationships between social anxiety, smoking to cope, and cigarette craving.

@article{Watson2012ExaminingTI,
  title={Examining the interrelationships between social anxiety, smoking to cope, and cigarette craving.},
  author={Noreen L Watson and Joseph W Vanderveen and Lee M. Cohen and Kenneth G Demarree and Holly E. R. Morrell},
  journal={Addictive behaviors},
  year={2012},
  volume={37 8},
  pages={986-9}
}
Smokers with symptoms of social anxiety often report smoking as a way to cope with negative affect. These individuals have lower success rates when attempting cessation compared with the general population. However, there is a paucity of research examining the role of social anxiety in nicotine dependence. The present study explored the relationships between symptoms of social anxiety, smoking to cope with these symptoms during social situations (STC), and cigarette craving. Thirty-eight… CONTINUE READING
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