Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
Smoking; Adolescent; Tobacco; Tobacco Use Disorder; Substance-Related Disorders
Community Health | Other Medical Specialties | Preventive Medicine
Data from a nationally representative sample of smokers (ages 12-22 years, n=2,091) was examined to investigate the prevalence of symptoms of diminished autonomy over cigarettes. Six symptoms were assessed: failed cessation, smoking despite a desire to quit, and a need or urge to smoke, irritability, restlessness, or disrupted concentration attributed to nicotine withdrawal. One or more of the six symptoms were present in 18.9% of subjects who smoked less often than once per week. Among subjects who had not smoked 20 cigarettes in their lifetime, 12.6% had symptoms of nicotine withdrawal, and 25% had made an unsuccessful quit attempt.
DOI of Published Version
Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2009 Jan;6(1):25-35. Epub 2008 Dec 23. Link to article on publisher's site
International journal of environmental research and public health
Savageau JA, Mowery PD, DiFranza JR. (2009). Symptoms of diminished autonomy over cigarettes with non-daily use. Family Medicine and Community Health Publications. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph6010025. Retrieved from https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/fmch_articles/128