Long-term psychological sequelae of smoking cessation and relapse

Laurie Chassin, Clark Presson, Steven J. Sherman, Kyung Kim

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

34 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The authors examined whether smoking cessation and relapse were associated with changes in stress, negative affect, and smoking-related beliefs. Quitters showed decreasing stress, increasing negative health beliefs about smoking, and decreasing beliefs in smoking's psychological benefits. Quitters became indistinguishable from stable nonsmokers in stress and personalized health beliefs, but quitters maintained stronger beliefs in the psychological benefits of smoking than stable nonsmokers. Relapse was not associated with increases in stress or negative affect. However, relapsers increased their positive beliefs about smoking and became indistinguishable from smokers in their beliefs. For quitters, decreased stress and negative beliefs about smoking may help maintain successful cessation. However, for relapsers, declining health risk perceptions may undermine future quit attempts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)438-443
Number of pages6
JournalHealth Psychology
Volume21
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002

Fingerprint

Smoking Cessation
Psychology
Recurrence
Smoking
Health

Keywords

  • Smoking cessation
  • Smoking relapse

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

Cite this

Long-term psychological sequelae of smoking cessation and relapse. / Chassin, Laurie; Presson, Clark; Sherman, Steven J.; Kim, Kyung.

In: Health Psychology, Vol. 21, No. 5, 01.01.2002, p. 438-443.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Chassin, Laurie ; Presson, Clark ; Sherman, Steven J. ; Kim, Kyung. / Long-term psychological sequelae of smoking cessation and relapse. In: Health Psychology. 2002 ; Vol. 21, No. 5. pp. 438-443.
@article{f3939e12aaef4071ba9c730a62530b74,
title = "Long-term psychological sequelae of smoking cessation and relapse",
abstract = "The authors examined whether smoking cessation and relapse were associated with changes in stress, negative affect, and smoking-related beliefs. Quitters showed decreasing stress, increasing negative health beliefs about smoking, and decreasing beliefs in smoking's psychological benefits. Quitters became indistinguishable from stable nonsmokers in stress and personalized health beliefs, but quitters maintained stronger beliefs in the psychological benefits of smoking than stable nonsmokers. Relapse was not associated with increases in stress or negative affect. However, relapsers increased their positive beliefs about smoking and became indistinguishable from smokers in their beliefs. For quitters, decreased stress and negative beliefs about smoking may help maintain successful cessation. However, for relapsers, declining health risk perceptions may undermine future quit attempts.",
keywords = "Smoking cessation, Smoking relapse",
author = "Laurie Chassin and Clark Presson and Sherman, {Steven J.} and Kyung Kim",
year = "2002",
month = "1",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1037/0278-6133.21.5.438",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "21",
pages = "438--443",
journal = "Health Psychology",
issn = "0278-6133",
publisher = "American Psychological Association Inc.",
number = "5",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Long-term psychological sequelae of smoking cessation and relapse

AU - Chassin, Laurie

AU - Presson, Clark

AU - Sherman, Steven J.

AU - Kim, Kyung

PY - 2002/1/1

Y1 - 2002/1/1

N2 - The authors examined whether smoking cessation and relapse were associated with changes in stress, negative affect, and smoking-related beliefs. Quitters showed decreasing stress, increasing negative health beliefs about smoking, and decreasing beliefs in smoking's psychological benefits. Quitters became indistinguishable from stable nonsmokers in stress and personalized health beliefs, but quitters maintained stronger beliefs in the psychological benefits of smoking than stable nonsmokers. Relapse was not associated with increases in stress or negative affect. However, relapsers increased their positive beliefs about smoking and became indistinguishable from smokers in their beliefs. For quitters, decreased stress and negative beliefs about smoking may help maintain successful cessation. However, for relapsers, declining health risk perceptions may undermine future quit attempts.

AB - The authors examined whether smoking cessation and relapse were associated with changes in stress, negative affect, and smoking-related beliefs. Quitters showed decreasing stress, increasing negative health beliefs about smoking, and decreasing beliefs in smoking's psychological benefits. Quitters became indistinguishable from stable nonsmokers in stress and personalized health beliefs, but quitters maintained stronger beliefs in the psychological benefits of smoking than stable nonsmokers. Relapse was not associated with increases in stress or negative affect. However, relapsers increased their positive beliefs about smoking and became indistinguishable from smokers in their beliefs. For quitters, decreased stress and negative beliefs about smoking may help maintain successful cessation. However, for relapsers, declining health risk perceptions may undermine future quit attempts.

KW - Smoking cessation

KW - Smoking relapse

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85047681974&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85047681974&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1037/0278-6133.21.5.438

DO - 10.1037/0278-6133.21.5.438

M3 - Article

C2 - 12211510

AN - SCOPUS:85047681974

VL - 21

SP - 438

EP - 443

JO - Health Psychology

JF - Health Psychology

SN - 0278-6133

IS - 5

ER -