Emotional disorders and smoking: Relations to quit attempts and cessation strategies among treatment-seeking smokers

Michael J. Zvolensky, Samantha G. Farris, Adam M. Leventhal, Joseph W. Ditre, Norman B. Schmidt

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Abstract

The cross-sectional associations between lifetime emotional disorder status (anxiety/depressive disorders) among smokers in relation to historical quit processes were examined. Adult treatment-seeking daily cigarette smokers (. n=. 472) received structured psychiatric interviews and completed a survey that included in-depth questions on cessation history. Having a lifetime emotional disorder was significantly associated with a greater number of prior quit attempts and cessation strategies used, including increased use of both non-pharmacological and pharmacological quit methods. These smokers may still require complimentary specialty care to address their specific affective vulnerabilities given that their use of commonly-applied strategies did not result in lifetime abstinence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)126-131
Number of pages6
JournalAddictive Behaviors
Volume40
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

Keywords

  • Anxiety
  • Cessation
  • Cigarettes
  • Depressive disorders
  • Quit attempt
  • Smoking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Toxicology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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