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A Clinical Overview of Nicotine Dependence and Withdrawal

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Frandsen, M and Thorpe, M and Shiffman, S and Ferguson, SG, A Clinical Overview of Nicotine Dependence and Withdrawal, Negative Affective States and Cognitive Impairments in Nicotine Dependence, Academic Press, F S Hall, J W Young and A Der-Avakian (ed), United States, pp. 205-215. ISBN 978-0-12-802574-1 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

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Copyright 2017 Elsevier Inc.

DOI: doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-802574-1.00012-0

Abstract

Nicotine dependence is a construct used to classify a cluster of symptoms and behaviors, a syndrome. It is typically associated with heavy consumption of tobacco products, compulsive use, tolerance, regulation of intake, and withdrawal. Nicotine withdrawal and its associated symptoms, which emerge when nicotine consumption is reduced or ceased (ie, during a quit attempt), are typically regarded by smokers as the greatest barrier to quitting. Indeed, nicotine dependence, nicotine withdrawal, as well as the finding that most smokers attempting to quit fail to do so demand further understanding to enable improved treatment approaches and outcomes. This chapter provides an overview of how nicotine dependence develops, its clinical manifestations, the multifaceted nature of withdrawal, and the influential role of negative affect.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Public Health and Health Services
Research Field:Preventive Medicine
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Objective Field:Substance Abuse
Author:Frandsen, M (Dr Mai Frandsen)
Author:Thorpe, M (Ms Mona Thorpe)
Author:Ferguson, SG (Associate Professor Stuart Ferguson)
ID Code:111446
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2016-09-14
Last Modified:2018-09-25
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