Date of Original Version

1986

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Article

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This report offers frameworks within which research investigations of smoking relapse might be conceptualized. First. variables that have been Or should be investigated in relation to relapse are discussed. Next, three broad models of the relapse process are presented. These models present hypothesized relationships between relapse and its predictors over time. Then, several more specific models of the mechanisms of relapse are discussed. These models consider the range of variables that are thought to be important in the causation of relapse. Finally, broad methodological issues and directions for future research on relapse are addressed.

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Health Psychology, 5, 13-27.