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Smoking abstinence tough for teens, too
Date:9/12/2012

Abstinence from smoking seems to affect teens differently than adults in a couple ways, but a new study provides evidence that most of the psychological difficulties of quitting are as strong for relatively new, young smokers as they are for adults who have been smoking much longer.

"Adolescents are showing even relatively early in the dependence process significant, strong, negative effects just after acute abstinence from smoking," said L. Cinnamon Bidwell, assistant professor (research) in psychiatry and human behavior and the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies. "Our study shows what those specific effects are. We chose a broad array" of factors to study.

In controlled experiments, teens who abstained for nearly a day experienced withdrawal symptoms, smoking urges, exacerbations of negative mood, and higher provoked cravings at levels similar to those previously measured in abstaining adults, according to the study published online Sept. 4 in the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research. Teens who abstained did differ from adults on two measures however: They didn't become more irritated by certain test sounds and they didn't lose the capacity to still feel happy ("positive affect" in the study's parlance).

"In terms of the subjective negative reactions and the urge reactions, their patterns look remarkably similar to adults," said Suzanne Colby, associate professor (research) in psychiatry and human behavior and at the center. "That is really interesting because they are smoking fewer cigarettes per day and they've just been smokers for a shorter period of time."

To conduct the research, lead author Bidwell, senior author Colby, and their team measured a variety of psychological effects on 96 teens aged 13 to 19 in three experimental groups: 22 nonsmokers, 47 smokers whom they asked to abstain for almost a full day, and 27 smokers whom they allowed to continue smoking. On average the teen smokers coming into t
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Contact: David Orenstein
david_orenstein@brown.edu
401-863-1862
Brown University
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