Perceptions of smoking risk as a function of smoking status

  title={Perceptions of smoking risk as a function of smoking status},
  author={Sue Boney McCoy and Frederick X. Gibbons and Theresa J. Reis and Meg Gerrard and CA. Elizabeth Luus and Alice Von Wald Sufka},
  journal={Journal of Behavioral Medicine},
Perceptions of the health risks associated with smoking in comparison with not smoking were assessed for the self and the “typical smoker” among four groups of adults: current, former and nonsmokers in the community, and smokers who had joined cessation clinics to help them quit. Comparisons across groups indicated that risk perceptions differed as a function of smoking status. Clinic attendees reported the highest smoking risk and the greatest perceived benefit of not smoking, and community… CONTINUE READING

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