Psychopharmacology (2018) 235:719–728 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00213-017-4788-1 ORIGINAL INVESTIGATION Cigarette demand among smokers with elevated depressive symptoms: an experimental comparison with low depressive symptoms 1 1 1 2 Roberto Secades-Villa & Sara Weidberg & Alba González-Roz & Derek D. Reed & José R. Fernández-Hermida Received: 12 July 2017 /Accepted: 8 November 2017 /Published online: 15 November 2017 Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature 2017 Abstract symptoms, cigarettes per day, and years of regular smoking Rationale Individuals with depression smoke more than also predicted breakpoint scores (R = 0.088; F(4, smokers without depression. Research has shown that 153) = 3.697, p =0.007). cigarette demand is a useful tool for quantifying tobacco Conclusion As smokers with elevated depressive symptoms reinforcement and supposes a clinical predictor of treat- are less sensitive to increases in cigarette prices than those ment outcomes. Despite previous studies examining the with low depressive symptomatology, future studies should relative reinforcing efficacy of nicotine among different consider these cigarette demand indices when designing populations of smokers, to date, no study has assessed depression-focused smoking cessation treatments. Providing cigarette demand among individuals with elevated de- this difficult-to-treat population with interventions that pro- pressive symptoms. mote both pleasurable and alternative reinforcing activities is
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