Cigarette smoking during anxiety-provoking and monotonous tasks.

Journal Article (Clinical Trial;Journal Article)

Cigarette smokers were exposed to three conditions within a single session: stagefright anxiety, monotonous concentration, and a relaxation control. One cigarette was lit during the second 10-minute half of each condition, and smoking topography (number of puffs and cumulative volume smoked) was continuously recorded. Subjects smoked significantly more in the two task conditions than during relaxation, supporting the hypothesis that anxiety-provoking and attention-demanding situations elicit smoking. Younger subjects increased their smoking more than older subjects during stagefright , and females responded more than males to the concentration task.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Rose, JE; Ananda, S; Jarvik, ME

Published Date

  • 1983

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 8 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 353 - 359

PubMed ID

  • 6677075

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0306-4603

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0306-4603(83)90035-7


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England