“Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback for Smoking Cessation”
Open trial of heart rate variability biofeedback as an adjunct to individualized smoking cessation counseling plus transdermal nicotine replacement patch in smokers with elevated emotional distress.
Behavioral - Cognitiive-Behaivoral Smoking Cessation
Participants will be provided with five individualized smoking cessation counseling sessions designed to help them prepare to quit, set a quit date, behaviorally manage early abstinence, and to resume cessation upon lapse.
Behavioral - Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback
Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback: All participants will be provided with individualized training in resonance breathing using biofeedback to help improve self-regulation.
Drug - Nicotine patch
All participants will be offered up to eight weeks of transdermal nicotine patch, beginning on their quit date.
Development and Pilot Investigation of Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback for Smoking Cessation