Shiffman S, Dunbar MS, Kirchner TR, Li X, Tindle HA, Anderson SJ, Scholl SM, Ferguson SG. Cue reactivity in converted and native intermittent smokers. Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco. 2015 Jan;17(17). 119-23. PMID: 25168030 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC4351401
Nondaily, or intermittent smokers (ITS), who constitute a substantial fraction of U.S. smokers, are thought to smoke in response to cues. Previous cue reactivity research showed no difference between ITS and daily smokers in response to cues. This report examines whether "converted" ITS (CITS) with a history of past daily smoking differ from "native" ITS (NITS) in craving and smoking in response to cues.