Description: We are collaborating with researchers at University of California at San Francisco. The project focuses on using ecological momentary assessment (EMA) methods to study smoking urges and behaviors among nondaily and light daily smokers. The motivations and cravings underlying nondaily smoking behaviors are not currently well-understood. EMA methods allow us to study these psychological processes and smoking behaviors. We want to better understand these motivations behind nondaily and light smokers; we are currently investigating the current research questions:
A) How does the co-occurrence of craving and contextual factors influence the likelihood of smoking among nondaily and light daily smokers?
B) What are the different patterns of nondaily and light daily smoking among young adults and how do contextual factors and cravings influence likelihood of smoking?
C) What are the most appropriate methods for studying and understanding nondaily and light daily smokers, in situ smoking behaviors among young adults?
Cornell University: Geri Gay, Pamara Chang
University of California at San Francisco: Jamie Guillory, Pamela Ling, Janice Tsoh
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