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Attentional bias retraining in cigarette smokers attempting smoking cessation (ARTS): study protocol for a double blind randomised controlled trial.

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BACKGROUND: Smokers attend preferentially to cigarettes and other smoking-related cues in the environment, in what is known as an attentional bias. There is evidence that attentional bias may contribute to craving and failure to stop smoking. Attentional retraining procedures have been used in laboratory studies to train smokers to reduce attentional bias, although these procedures have not been applied in smoking cessation programmes. This trial will examine the efficacy of multiple sessi...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1186/1471-2458-13-1176

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University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Primary Care Health Sciences
Munafò, MR More by this author
Shiffman, S More by this author
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Publisher:
BioMed Central Ltd. Publisher's website
Journal:
BMC public health Journal website
Volume:
13
Issue:
1
Pages:
1176
Publication date:
2013
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EISSN:
1471-2458
ISSN:
1471-2458
URN:
uuid:fd99f90d-9b73-45a8-8b74-1a28727b865d
Source identifiers:
444900
Local pid:
pubs:444900

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