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Cue-induced cravings for cigarettes


Ferguson, SG and Shiffman, S, Cue-induced cravings for cigarettes, Current Cardiovascular Risk Reports, 3, (6) pp. 385-390. ISSN 1932-9520 (2009) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/s12170-009-0057-0


Cigarette craving is usually thought of as being a product of abstinence from smoking. However, cigarette craving can also be evoked through exposure to situational cues that are associated with tobacco use. Such cue-induced cravings can be reliably produced in laboratory settings, and in observational field studies, they have been found to influence smoking behavior. It is the latter finding that is perhaps most clinically relevant, as research indicates that cue-induced cravings are a contributing factor in a substantial proportion of smoking lapses during quit attempts. In this review, we examine the literature regarding smoking cue-induced craving. Particular focus is given to recent discoveries and to studies that have evaluated the effectiveness of smoking cessation interventions on treating cue-induced cravings.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:cigarettes, cravings, treatments, nicotene patch,cognitive and behavioural therapy, bupropion,varenicline
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Public health
Research Field:Preventative health care
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public health (excl. specific population health)
Objective Field:Preventive medicine
UTAS Author:Ferguson, SG (Professor Stuart Ferguson)
ID Code:58984
Year Published:2009
Deposited By:Pharmacy
Deposited On:2009-11-11
Last Modified:2010-06-28
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