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Research Article

Personality and Smoking Behaviour of Non-Smokers, Previous Smokers, and Habitual Smokers

Stephen Campbell*, Lyndsay Henry, Jackie Hammelman and Maya Pignatore

Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA

Corresponding Author:
Stephen Campbell
Associate Professor, Nova Southeastern University
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA
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Received date: May 15, 2014; Accepted date: September 08, 2014; Published date: September 11, 2014

Citation: Campbell S, Henry L, Hammelman J, Pignatore M (2014) Personality and Smoking Behaviour of Non-Smokers, Previous Smokers, and Habitual Smokers. J Addict Res Ther 5:191. doi:10.4172/2155-6105.1000191

Copyright: © 2014 Campbell S, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

People continue to smoke despite the fact of widely known health risks associated with this behavior. This study evaluated the differences across personality factors and smoking behaviors between smokers and previous smokers as well as a non-smoking comparison sample. Data analysis indicated a significant difference in personality characteristics of smokers and non-smokers in the facets of Openness to Experience and Conscientiousness. Smokers were found to have significantly higher qualities of Openness to Experience and significantly lower levels of Conscientiousness. No significant differences in smoking status were found regarding the onset of smoking or the presence of family members who smoke.

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