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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 contro...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2015.01.041

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
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UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies More from this funder
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Drug and Alcohol Dependence Journal website
Volume:
149
Pages:
158–165
Publication date:
2015-02-09
Acceptance date:
2015-01-28
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ISSN:
0376-8716
Language:
English
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Deposit date:
2015-11-12

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