Development of Smoking Cessation Interventions Informed by Temporal Discounting
Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable mortality in the United States, implicated in countless health consequences, and significant economic and societal costs. Though information campaigns have communicated consequences of cigarette smoking, less than 10% of smokers making a serious quit attempt remain abstinent from cigarettes 1 year later, and outcomes from gold standard behavioral interventions leave much room for improvement. Thus the development of new interventions and improvements to existing interventions is imperative.
This project’s research is the first step toward synthesizing insights from the research domains of addiction, behavioral analysis, and social cognition into a cohesive formulation with potential impact on smoking cessation.