Accession Number:

AD0754421

Title:

A Limited Review of the Effect of Cigarette Smoking on Performance with Emphasis on Aviation

Descriptive Note:

Special rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL AEROSPACE MEDICAL INST PENSACOLA FL

Report Date:

1972-11-22

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

Increased knowledge concerning the detrimental effects of smoking has created a desire to identify any adverse effects that smoking might have on aircrew performance. A limited review of the literature was undertaken to provide some perspective on the likely effects of smoking on variables related to aircrew performance. The authors concluded that cigarettes do significantly affect various sensory thresholds, but that the significance of these effects appear to be of little practical importance. They also noted that withdrawal does produce significant performance decrements. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE