Practicing self-control lowers the risk of smoking lapse.

  title={Practicing self-control lowers the risk of smoking lapse.},
  author={Mark Muraven},
  journal={Psychology of addictive behaviors : journal of the Society of Psychologists in Addictive Behaviors},
  volume={24 3},
Recent research has suggested that practicing small acts of self-control can lead to an improvement in self-control performance. Because smoking cessation requires self-control, it was hypothesized that a treatment that builds self-control should help in quitting smoking. A total of 122 smokers either practiced small acts of self-control for 2 weeks before quitting smoking or practiced a task that increased their awareness of self-control or feelings of confidence, without exercising self… CONTINUE READING
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