Tackling the Final Few: Bringing Light Smokers to Cessation

April 10: Center on Addiction & Behavior Change 2018 Symposium

Duke Institute for Brain Sciences/LSRC, B035

About This Event:

Over the past 25 years, the number of cigarettes smoked per day has declined significantly. Tobacco smoking cessation interventions have focused principally on alleviating withdrawal symptoms of moderate to heavy smokers. New policies now restrict where people can smoke and new taxes have raised cigarette prices. The result: increased number of “light” smokers, who don’t show withdrawal effects yet remain at risk for the significant negative health effects associated with smoking. New approaches such as reducing the impact of conditioned cues are needed to help light smokers tackle the final few cigarettes and successfully quit. This symposium is directed at achieving this goal.

Co-sponsors: Center on Addiction and Behavior Change, Duke Institute for Brain Sciences, Duke Cancer Institute


  • Duke Cancer Institute, DIBS, CABC

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