Journal of Behavioral Medicine

, Volume 16, Issue 4, pp 413–422

The favorite cigarette of the day

  • Murray Jarvik
  • Joel D. Killen
  • Ann Varady
  • Stephen P. Fortmann
Article

Abstract

The choice of a favorite cigarette smoked during a given day varies considerably. Preferences are related to nicotine dependence and the lifestyles of smokers. In a sample of 5124 smokers, the “after-dinner cigarette” was chosen as the cigarette which they would miss most, while the next largest proportion of smokers (33%) said that they would miss the “first cigarette of the morning” most. The latter group scored highest on tests of nicotine dependence. In contrast, infrequent smokers (“chippers”) chose the after-dinner cigarette.

Key words

postprandial smoking nicotine dependency morning cigarette 

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Copyright information

© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Murray Jarvik
    • 1
  • Joel D. Killen
    • 2
  • Ann Varady
    • 3
  • Stephen P. Fortmann
    • 3
  1. 1.Psychopharmacology Unit (691/B151D)West Los Angeles VA Medical CenterLos Angeles
  2. 2.National Institute of Child Health and Human DevelopmentRockville
  3. 3.Center for Research in Disease Prevention, Stanford University School of MedicineStanford UniversityPalo Alto

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