Journal article

Self-control, future orientation, smoking, and the impact of Dutch tobacco control measures.

Michael Daly, Liam Delaney, Roy F Baumeister

Addict Behav Rep | Published : 2015

Abstract

Introduction: The pronounced discrepancy between smokers' intentions to quit and their smoking behavior has led researchers to suggest that many smokers are time inconsistent, have self-control problems, and may benefit from external efforts to constrain their consumption. This study aims to test whether self-control and future orientation predict smoking levels and to identify if these traits modify how cigarette consumption responds to the introduction of tobacco control measures. Methods: A sample of Dutch adults (N = 1585) completed a measure of self-control and the Consideration of Future Consequences Scale (CFCS) in 2001 and indicated their tobacco consumption each year from 2001 to 20..

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Grants

Awarded by Economic and Social Research Council