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Addiction, cigarette smoking, and voluntary control of action

Title: Addiction, cigarette smoking, and voluntary control of action: Do cigarette smokers lose their free will?.
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Name(s): Baumeister, Roy F, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Journal Article
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Date Issued: 2017-01-24
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Opinions differ widely as to whether addicts lose the ability to control their behavior and employ free will. This article reviews empirical findings regarding multiple questions relevant to the issue of free will among addicted smokers: Is smoking voluntary behavior? Can people quit smoking? Why don't people quit smoking? Why do smokers relapse when they try to quit? Do addicted smokers suffer from irresistible cravings? Are there some people who cannot quit? Are there conditions that make resistance impossible? Why would they smoke knowing it can kill them? The evidence reviewed here seems most consistent with the view that smokers retain control over their actions but cannot easily stop having frequent desires to smoke.
Identifier: FSU_pmch_29450229 (IID), 10.1016/j.abrep.2017.01.003 (DOI), PMC5800589 (PMCID), 29450229 (RID), 29450229 (EID), S2352-8532(17)30005-6 (PII)
Keywords: Addiction, Choice, Cigarettes, Free will, Smoking, Voluntary behavior
Publication Note: This NIH-funded author manuscript originally appeared in PubMed Central at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5800589.
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_pmch_29450229
Host Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Addictive behaviors reports.
2352-8532
Issue: vol. 5

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Baumeister, R. F. (2017). Addiction, cigarette smoking, and voluntary control of action: Do cigarette smokers lose their free will? Addictive Behaviors Reports. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_pmch_29450229