Faculty Advisor

Addison, W. A.

Faculty Advisor

Peet, R. Creighton


This project focused on developing a self-administrable tool, called the Loss of Autonomy over Smoking Checklist (LASC), to measure the onset and progression of nicotine dependence. This was done to provide health professionals with a psychometrically sound tool to detect the onset of autonomy loss over smoking and to tailor cessation programs. Unlike traditional tools, the LASC intentionally excludes socio-cultural factors from the characterization of addiction, making it applicable for use among both adolescents and adults.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

October 2007

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

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