The strong coupling constants of excited positive parity heavy mesons in light-cone QCD

We calculate the strong coupling constants g(p**p*pi), where P** (D**, B**) is the 1(+) p-wave state, in the framework of the light-cone QCD sum rules, and using these values of g(p**p*pi), we compute the hadronic decay widths for D** --> D*pi and B** --> B*pi.