Weight concerns and smoking in Black and White female smokers

Lisa A P Sánchez-Johnsen, Bonnie J. Spring, Beth Kaplan Sommerfeld, Marian L. Fitzgibbon

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We examined whether the weight concerns of Blacks and Whites who enroll in smoking-cessation treatment differed from women who declined treatment. Black (n=100) and White (n=100) female smokers completed four measures of weight concern. Whites reported more general weight concern and smoking-specific weight concern than Blacks did. Treatment enrollers reported more general and smoking-specific weight concerns than decliners did. After controlling for BMI, SES, and number of cigarettes, ethnicity accounted for significant variance in general and smoking-specific weight concerns. Overall, Blacks reported less weight concerns than the Whites did, but when Blacks enrolled in treatment, these differences were less apparent.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)601-605
Number of pages5
JournalAddictive Behaviors
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2005


  • Blacks
  • Body dissatisfaction
  • Obesity
  • Smoking
  • Weight concerns

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Toxicology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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