Smoking and posttraumatic stress symptoms among adolescents: does anxiety sensitivity matter?

  title={Smoking and posttraumatic stress symptoms among adolescents: does anxiety sensitivity matter?},
  author={Matthew T. Feldner and Ellen W. Leen-Feldner and Casey D. Trainor and Leslie Blanchard and Candice M. Monson},
  journal={Addictive behaviors},
  volume={33 11},
The present study examined the hypothesized moderating role of anxiety sensitivity (AS) in the relationship between lifetime smoking history and posttraumatic stress symptoms among 64 traumatic event-exposed adolescents. As predicted, the relationship between smoking status and posttraumatic stress symptom levels was moderated by AS. Specific facets of AS also were examined. Disease concerns, but not unsteady, mental illness, or social concerns, moderated the association between smoking and… CONTINUE READING

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