Life Stress and Relapse in Smoking Cessation
Smoking cessation research and treatment has received a considerable amount of interest over the past decade in both Europe and North America (1,2,3). Behavioral, pharamacological, cognitive and hypnotic methods of treatment have been employed in a wide range of treatment settings. While upwards of 90 per cent of individuals who complete a stop smoking program are successful at the conclusion of treatment, often as few as 20 per cent of these patients remain nonsmokers by 6 months posttreatment. Clearly, the prevention of relapse should be a major goal in a treatment program.
KeywordsSmoking Cessation Relapse Prevention Interpersonal Conflict Clin Psychol Smoking Cessation Program
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