Weight concerns among male smokers

Matthew M. Clark, Paul A. Decker, Kenneth P. Offord, Christi A. Patten, Kristin S. Vickers, Ivana T. Croghan, J. Taylor Hays, Richard D. Hurt, Lowell C. Dale

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Many smokers perceive that smoking controls their body weight and that stopping smoking leads to weight gain. This study examined characteristics associated with weight concerns in 72 male smokers enrolled in a controlled trial for smoking cessation. Motivation to quit smoking was found to be significantly lower in those with weight concerns (P<.001). Further investigation is needed to enable the tailoring of interventions for weight-concerned male smokers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1637-1641
Number of pages5
JournalAddictive Behaviors
Issue number8
StatePublished - Nov 2004


  • Male smoker
  • Nicotine dependence
  • Weight concerns

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Toxicology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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