Focused smoking: An unequivocably safe alternative to rapid smoking

G. Hackett, J. J. Horan

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Rapid smoking is generally considered to be the most effective single treatment strategy for the behavioral control of smoking. Unfortunately, its safety has recently been questioned. A new procedure termed focused smoking poses absolutely no health hazard. Six month follow-up data collected from 2 groups of subjects exposed to a comprehensive treatment program which included focused smoking are noteworthy in their own right (55.6% abstentions) and just as promising as earlier versions of the program which included rapid smoking as a treatment component.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)261-266
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of drug education
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1978

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Health(social science)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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