Anxiety sensitivity and abstinence duration to smoking

Michael Zvolensky, Marcel Bonn-Miller, Amit Bernstein, Erin Marshall

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Aims: The aim of the present investigation was to replicate and extend previous work on Anxiety Sensitivity (AS) and shorter abstinence duration among a sample of young adult daily smokers. Methods: Participants were 75 daily smokers who completed measures of smoking history, AS, and negative affectivity. Results: As expected, AS total score was significantly associated with increased risk of early smoking relapse; these effects were above and beyond smoking rate and negative affectivity. Conclusions: Results suggest that elevations in AS may increase the probability of abstinence duration and that this association is not attributable to negative affectivity or smoking rate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)659-670
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Mental Health
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Anxiety sensitivity
  • Cigarettes
  • Negative affectivity
  • Relapse
  • Tobacco

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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