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Lack of attentional retraining effects in cigarette smokers attempting cessation: A proof of concept double-blind randomised controlled trial

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Background: Observational studies have shown that attentional bias for smoking-related cues is associated with increased craving and relapse. Laboratory experiments have shown that manipulating attentional bias may change craving. Interventions to reduce attentional bias could reduce relapse in smokers seeking to quit. We report a clinical trial of attentional retraining in treatment-seeking smokers.

Methods: This was a double-blind randomised...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford
Marcus R. Munafò More by this author
Saul Shiffman More by this author
Stuart G. Ferguson More by this author
Linda Nichols More by this author
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Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Drug and Alcohol Dependence
Volume:
149
Pages:
158–165
Publication date:
2015-01-04
Acceptance date:
2015-01-28
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ISSN:
0376-8716

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