The purpose of this study is to examine pharmacological and psychological interventions for
smokers over 50.
The overall goals of this line of research are to prevent relapse to cigarette smoking, and
to understand the processes related to smoking and relapse. The specific aims of the
current study are to test a series of hypotheses about the efficacy and cost-effectiveness
of long-term, tailored interventions in chronic, older smokers and the interaction of these
interventions with gender and depression.Participants are 50 years or older and smoker 10 or
more cigarettes per day. Baseline assessments includes measures of smoking behavior,
nicotine dependence, depression diagnosis, demographics and life circumstances and measures
of anger, depression and mood disturbance, stress, social support, health status, motivation
for changed and drug and alcohol use.
smokers of at least 10 cigarettes per day