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Is attributing smoking to genetic causes associated with a reduced probability of quit attempt success? A cohort study.

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AIMS: Pharmacogenetic smoking cessation interventions would involve smokers being given information about the influence of genes on their behaviour. However, attributing smoking to genetic causes may reduce perceived control over smoking, reducing quit attempt success. This study examines whether attributing smoking to genetic influences is associated with reduced quitting and whether this effect is mediated by perceived control over smoking. DESIGN: Cohort study. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 79...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Primary Care Health Sciences
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Journal:
Addiction (Abingdon, England)
Volume:
102
Issue:
10
Pages:
1657-1664
Publication date:
2007-10-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1360-0443
ISSN:
0965-2140
URN:
uuid:293edd7b-5ae0-4904-adc3-f772efcd4f10
Source identifiers:
58759
Local pid:
pubs:58759

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