Title

Modeling the Effects of Combined Behavioral and Pharmacological Treatment on Cigarette Smoking: Behavioral-Economic Analyses

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology

Volume

5

Issue

4

Publisher

American Psychological Association

Publication Date

1997

First Page

334

Last Page

343

DOI

10.1037/1064-1297.5.4.334

Abstract

Effects of different response requirements, response-independent cigarette puffs, and an alternative nondrug reinforcer on cigarette smoking were assessed in 2 experiments. The response requirement to obtain 2 puffs on a cigarette was manipulated while various numbers of response-independent puffs were provided (0, 6, or 12 in Experiment 1; 0 or 12 in Experiment 2). In Experiment 2, effects of response-dependent money ($0.25) on smoking were assessed within subjects. Response-dependent puff consumption decreased as price increased and as the number of response-independent puffs increased. Concurrently available money also decreased response-dependent smoking. The largest decrease in smoking occurred when puffs were at the highest price and when response-independent puffs and response-dependent money were both concurrently available. Findings suggest that combined pharmacological and behavioral interventions produce the greatest reductions in smoking.

Comments

Originally published by the American Psychological Association.

This article may not exactly replicate the final version published in the APA journal. It is not the copy of record.

Publisher's PDF available for purchase through remote link.

Note: Greg Madden was affiliated with the University of Vermont at time of publication.

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