SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.8 número1Importância das técnicas de relaxamento na terapia cognitiva para ansiedadePráticas clínicas e o cuidado possível no CAPSi: perspectivas de uma equipe interdisciplinar índice de autoresíndice de assuntospesquisa de artigos
Home Pagelista alfabética de periódicos  

Contextos Clínicos

versão impressa ISSN 1983-3482


PEUKER, Ana Carolina  e  BIZARRO, Lisiane. Characteristics of the smoking cessation process in prolonged nicotine abstinence. Contextos Clínic [online]. 2015, vol.8, n.1, pp. 87-98. ISSN 1983-3482.

Smoking is a refractory behavior, despite its well-known negative eff ects; few quitters are successful. The smoking cessation process of 62 ex-smokers (m = 50, SD = 11) of both genders, with eight years of abstinence on average, was characterized. Most of them had already done at least three previous attempts to quit smoking, motivated by health issues, and said they no longer feel craving. Craving, stress, withdrawal symptoms and weight gain were related by them to relapse. Parties, alcohol and coff ee use, loneliness and stress were considered triggers for craving. The use of cognitive and behavioral strategies for the maintenance of abstinence was highly reported by them. Identifying variables associated with prolonged nicotine abstinence may contribute to increase the effectiveness of aid to smoking, treatment adherence and remission rates of smoking.

Palavras-chave : nicotine addiction; relapse; cigarett e consumption.

        · resumo em Português     · texto em Português     · Português ( pdf )


Creative Commons License