Willingness to provide support for a quit attempt: A study of partners of smokers Journal Articles uri icon

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  • Support from close others predicts smoking abstinence, yet little research has investigated what factors promote support. This study investigates predictors of support for a quit attempt. Partners of smokers ( N = 131) reported their relationship quality, concern for partner’s health, own smoking status, and intended support for a quit attempt. Smokers were less supportive than were nonsmokers. Relationship quality, concern for partners’ health, and motivation to quit were positively associated, and nicotine dependence was negatively associated, with intended support. The findings suggest that support for smoking cessation depends on one’s own smoking behaviors as well as characteristics of the relationship.


  • vanDellen, Michelle R
  • Boyd, Savannah M
  • Ranby, Krista W
  • MacKillop, James
  • Lipkus, Isaac M

publication date

  • September 2016