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Executive cognitive function and cessation of smoking among older smokers

Tait, Robert; Siru, Ranita

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The prevalence of smoking among the elderly is lower than in the general population, but aging populations in many countries mean that smoking-related diseases will increase as a health burden in the future. Executive cognitive functioning (ECF) allows people to plan and regulate behavior in order to achieve future goals. Impaired EGF is prevalent in those aged over 65 years and may be a factor in continued smoking among the elderly. Initial studies suggest that current ECF predicts successful...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/39266
Source: Aging Health
DOI: 10.2217/1745509X.5.1.33

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