Journal article

Longer duration of smoking abstinence is associated with waning cessation fatigue

Bryan W Heckman, K Michael Cummings, Jonathan JK Stoltman, Jennifer Dahne, Ron Borland, Geoffrey T Fong, Matthew J Carpenter

Behaviour Research and Therapy | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Cessation fatigue, a construct theorized to reflect exhaustion of coping resources due to quitting smoking, has been found to predict relapse. This study examines the association between cessation fatigue and duration of abstinence among 1397 adult former smokers who participated in the 2016 International Tobacco Control (ITC) Four Country Smoking and Vaping Wave 1 Survey (4CV). We hypothesized lower levels of cessation fatigue will be correlated with longer duration of abstinence. METHOD: Data for this cross-sectional study were collected in a web-based survey which recruited national samples from Australia, Canada, England, and United States. Former smokers were abstinent up to..

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Grants

Awarded by US National Cancer Institute


Awarded by Canadian Institutes of Health Research


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia


Awarded by US National Institute on Drug Abuse


Funding Acknowledgements

The ITC Four Country Smoking and Vaping Project in the US, Canada, and England was supported by the US National Cancer Institute (P01 CA200512), and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (FDN-148477). The ITC Australia Project was supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (APP1106451). BWH, JD, and JJKS were supported by the US National Institute on Drug Abuse (K23 DA041616, K23 DA045766, R25 DA020537). GTF was supported by a Senior Investigator Grant from the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research. The sponsors had no role in the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript; and decision to submit for publication.