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J Consult Clin Psychol. 1997 Jun;65(3):448-52.

Are weight concerns predictive of smoking cessation? A prospective analysis.

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Department of Psychology, University of Memphis, Tennessee 38152, USA.

Abstract

Participants in an 8-session, community based smoking cessation intervention rated whether they would stay quit if they experienced weight gain. The majority reported that they would not relapse to smoking, even after a 20-lb, (9.07-kg) weight gain. Those who were weight concerned were more likely to be female, to weight less and be normal or underweight, and to report chronic dieting. This group was also significantly less likely to be abstinent posttreatment, and at the 1-, 6- and 12-month follow-ups. Individuals presenting for formal smoking cessation interventions may be less weight concerned than the general population of smokers. However, weight-concerned smokers who do present for treatment are less likely to quit smoking. Implications for recruitment and intervention are discussed.

PMID:
9170768
DOI:
10.1037//0022-006x.65.3.448
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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