Association of coffee drinking with cigarette smoking in the natural environment


Journal Article

Coffee drinking may serve as a cue for cigarette smoking. The association of coffee drinking and cigarette smoking in the natural environment was studied in 6 participants who recorded every instance of ad lib cigarette smoking and coffee drinking for 4 consecutive days. The rate of cigarette smoking was higher during intervals associated with coffee drinking (2.4 cigarettes/hr) than at other times of the day (1.0 cigarettes/hr). However, diary records revealed that on average only 14% of cigarettes were smoked while drinking coffee, and only 55% of coffee-drinking events were accompanied by cigarettes. These results suggest that coffee drinking may exert some stimulus control over smoking in the natural environment. However, given the limited number of coffee-drinking episodes compared with cigarettes consumed in a day, the contributions of coffee drinking to maintaining smoking behavior are probably minimal.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lane, JD

Published Date

  • January 1, 1996

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 4 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 409 - 412

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1064-1297

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1037/1064-1297.4.4.409

Citation Source

  • Scopus