Tanya Smit
University of Houston
Mental healthPublic healthPsychologyRandomized controlled trialCognitionVulnerabilityPerceptionElectronic cigaretteCannabisSmoking cessationComorbidityAnxiety sensitivityMEDLINENicotinePsycINFOContext (language use)AbstinenceOpioidChronic painPopulationCigarette usePain severitySubstance useIndividual differenceSmoking behaviorCigarette smokingPain related anxietySample (statistics)AddictionAnxietyClinical psychologyMedicineModeration
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OBJECTIVE Pain-related anxiety is a psychologically based construct that is associated with tobacco dependence and may have important relevance to e-cigarette use. Difficulties with emotion regulation, a relevant construct in motives for cigarette smoking, may interact with pain-related anxiety to yield worsened clinical outcomes among e-cigarette users. We evaluated whether pain-related anxiety and difficulties with emotion regulation independently and in interaction predict e-cigarette users' ...
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#1Nubia A. Mayorga (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 11
#2Andrew H. Rogers (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 13
Last. Michael J. Zvolensky (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 94
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Evidence suggests that electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) users have difficulty quitting e-cigarettes. The Electronic Cigarette Barriers to Cessation Scale (E-BCS) was developed to assess barriers to cessation among e-cigarette users. Yet, no work has evaluated the psychometric properties of the E-BCS. The current study utilized data from two independent samples of adult e-cigarette users to evaluate the psychometric properties and structure of the E-BCS. In Study 1, competing models of the E-BC...
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#1Lorra Garey (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 17
#2Tanya Smit (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 6
Last. Michael J. Zvolensky (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 94
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BACKGROUND Cigarette smoking is the leading preventable cause of death and disability globally. Most smokers want to quit, and most make a serious quit attempt each year. Nevertheless, more than 95% of cessation attempters relapse within six months. Thus, alternative interventions are needed to combat this major public health concern. Objective: The current study was conducted to develop and test a smoking treatment among 95 (63.2% male; Mage = 46.20 years, SD = 10.90) adult daily cigarette smok...
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#1JeanFelix Chavez (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 1
#2Tanya Smit (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 6
Last. Michael J. Zvolensky (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 94
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BACKGROUND Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) have become increasingly popular in recent years. Existing evidence indicates e-cigarettes used in isolation are less harmful than combustible cigarettes, yet emerging work has demonstrated that adults use e-cigarettes largely in combination with combustible cigarettes (i.e. dual use). Despite this data, little is understood about how exclusive and dual e-cigarette users may differ across behavioral outcomes, such as substance use dependence and be...
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#1Justin M. Shepherd (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 8
#2Andrew H. Rogers (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 13
Last. Michael J. Zvolensky (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 94
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Abstract The opioid epidemic is a significant public health crisis that is often linked to chronic pain management. One ensuing consequence of long-term opioid use for chronic pain is a high potential for opioid misuse and dependence. Although tobacco is commonly used among individuals with chronic pain, it is associated with an increased risk for opioid-related problems. Given the deleterious outcomes of tobacco use in the context of chronic pain, identifying individual difference factors invol...
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#1Nubia A. Mayorga (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 11
#2Tanya Smit (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 6
Last. Michael J. Zvolensky (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 94
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Abstract As electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) use continues to rise, it is important to identify individual characteristics that may influence e-cigarette use behavior and potential group-level moderators of effects, such as sex. Initial evidence has suggested that worry, defined as excessive, unrealistic thoughts focused on the possibility of future negative events, may contribute to e-cigarette use behavior. Yet, how these established relations differ across groups, such as male and female e-...
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Abstract The United States (US) population consumes an estimated 68% of the world's prescribed opioids each year, and over 2 million adults in the US suffer from an opioid use disorder. Although chronic pain populations are among the highest risk segments of the general population for opioid misuse and dependence, there is little understanding of individual risk characteristics that may contribute to greater risk for these outcomes among this group. The present investigation explored the concurr...
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Recent years have been marked by an increase in electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) use. Although some evidence suggests that e-cigarettes used in isolation may be less harmful than combustible cigarettes, e-cigarette use carries significant health risks. Data are critically needed to identify risk factors that promote and maintain e-cigarette use. The current project examined how the relation between pain interference (i.e., how much pain interferes with daily functioning) and cognitive processe...
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#1Natalia Peraza (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 6
#2Nubia A. Mayorga (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 11
Last. Michael J. Zvolensky (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 94
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Initial research on electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) use suggests differences exist in levels of use, beliefs, and cessation difficulties among users. However, little research has explored how these factors interact to confer worse e-cigarette outcomes. The current study examined the association between positive expectancies of e-cigarette use and e-cigarette processes among 544 (51.1% female; Mage = 35.4 years, SD = 10.12) adult e-cigarette users who had and had not attempted to quit e-cigare...
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#1Lorra Garey (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 17
#2Hannah Olofsson (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 2
Last. Michael J. Zvolensky (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 94
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PURPOSE OF REVIEW Anxiety is one of the most common mental health conditions globally and co-occurs with smoking at a markedly high rate. The present review offers a narrative overview of the most recent research on the role of anxiety in smoking onset, maintenance, and cessation-related outcomes. Additionally, given the rise in electronic cigarette use, we review the emerging literature on the influence of anxiety on e-cigarette use. RECENT FINDINGS Evidence across studies varied as to the role...
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