Posttraumatic stress disorder and smoking cessation in veteran smokers
This paper examines the available information on smoking cessation and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Unfortunately, there are only two available preliminary smoking cessation intervention studies for smokers with PTSD. The paper first reviews the epidemiology of PTSD, as well as smoking rates in the VA and veterans with PTSD. Next, it presents preliminary information regarding the relationship between PTSD symptoms and smoking. Finally, it presents various approaches to smoking cessation for PTSD smokers in the VA, and explores potential fruitful avenues for enhancing smoking cessation rates in this population. © 2004 by The Haworth Press, Inc. All rights reserved.
Collie, CF; Clancy, CP; Yeatts, BP; Beckham, JC
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