Pilot Trial of a Smoking Cessation Intervention Informed by Construal Level Theory


The SPOTLIGHT study utilizes Construal Level Theory to inform a new behavioral intervention for cigarette smoking cessation. This 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. Specifically, this research targets impulsive decision making associated with cigarette smoking and relapse by incorporating the influential Construal Level Theory.
Current cigarette smokers interested in quitting within the next month are potentially eligible to participate in this study. If you are interested in participating, please contact the Study Coordinator, Jama Bettis, at 352-294-1067 or jbettis@ufl.edu.

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Smoking cessation medications, Risks of tobacco, Smoking - tips on how to quit, social cognition

Principal Investigator

Richard Yi, PhD

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