Social-environmental factors among light and heavy cigarette smokers: a controlled comparison with nonsmokers.

@article{Billings1983SocialenvironmentalFA,
  title={Social-environmental factors among light and heavy cigarette smokers: a controlled comparison with nonsmokers.},
  author={Andrew G. Billings and Rudolf H. Moos},
  journal={Addictive behaviors},
  year={1983},
  volume={8 4},
  pages={381-91}
}
Support for the importance of psychosocial influences on smoking is limited because the evidence is primarily based on intervention studies which deal with self-selected and thus unrepresentative samples of smokers. There have been few comparisons with nonsmokers on these factors. In this study, we examine the role of psychosocial factors among a representative community sample of smokers and nonsmokers. Heavy smokers were distinguished from nonsmokers by only slightly higher levels of… CONTINUE READING

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