What is it about?

This study indicates that individuals who experience higher than usual negative affect on a given morning may be at heightened risk for smoking urges and smoking behavior later in the day whereas on mornings when individuals experience higher than usual positive affect, their risk for smoking urges later in the day may be reduced.

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Why is it important?

Findings from this study suggest that even if negative affect is heightened overall during a quit attempt, interventions might still support individuals in their smoking cessation goals by catching them on mornings when their negative affect is unusually high and providing just-in-time aid.

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This page is a summary of: Associations between morning affect and later-day smoking urges and behavior., Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, December 2023, American Psychological Association (APA),
DOI: 10.1037/adb0000970.
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