Psychosocial stress and coping in smokers who relapse or quit.

  title={Psychosocial stress and coping in smokers who relapse or quit.},
  author={David B Abrams and Peter Monti and Rosado Pinto and John P. Elder and Richard A. Brown and S I Jacobus},
  journal={Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association},
  volume={6 4},
Relapse remains a major problem in successful smoking cessation. This study evaluated selected responses and coping skills in male and female quitters and relapsers in four situational contexts: general social competence, smoking-specific "high-risk-for-relapse" situations, social anxiety, and relaxation. Results showed that quitters coped better than relapsers with intrapersonal (e.g., negative mood) smoking-specific situations. Quitters had lower heart rates than relapsers during relaxation… CONTINUE READING