How do impulsivity and education relate to smoking initiation and cessation among young adults?

  • 25 Sep 2012
  • Tobacco Dependence Treatment (TOPIC)
  • Europe (REGION)

This study from Norway examined the predictive value of impulsivity for starting and quitting smoking. It also examined whether education had an independent effect on smoking careers or moderated the impulsivity–smoking association.Impulsivity emerged as an important factor for smoking initiation, regardless of educational level, and should be considered when planning and implementing smoking prevention programs for both low and high socioeconomic groups.