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A Clinical Overview of Nicotine Dependence and Withdrawal


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


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:Health Sciences
Research Group:Public health
Research Field:Preventative health care
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public health (excl. specific population health)
Objective Field:Public health (excl. specific population health) not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Frandsen, M (Dr Mai Frandsen)
UTAS Author:Thorpe, M (Ms Mona Thorpe)
UTAS Author:Ferguson, SG (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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