Rapid smoking: A cautionary note

John J. Horan, al et al

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Although rapid smoking has proved to be a successful treatment strategy for smokers, its hazard potential has been recently debated. In the present study, 6 Ss (mean age 30.8 yrs) were monitored throughout 8 standard sessions of rapid smoking. Heart rate, blood pressure, and carboxyhemoglobin increases were generally higher than those reported in the few extant physiological studies of rapid smoking, and EKG abnormalities occurred in several Ss during rapid smoking. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)341-343
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of consulting and clinical psychology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1 1977


  • EKG during rapid smoking, potential hazard of rapid smoking as treatment strategy, smokers
  • blood pressure &
  • carboxyhemoglobin &
  • heart rate &

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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