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(p. 272) Tobacco Use and Nicotine Dependence 

(p. 272) Tobacco Use and Nicotine Dependence
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(p. 272) Tobacco Use and Nicotine Dependence
Author(s):

Anne E. Smith

and Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780195332711.003.0017
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date: 19 February 2018

This chapter discusses the epidemiologyof tobacco use and dependence, describesthe neurobiology of nicotine dependence, identifiesrelated issues that are particularly salient toadolescent development and the transition toadulthood, and reviews emerging evidenceregarding the interaction between gene andenvironmental factors in the establishment oftobacco dependence. It concludes with a discussionabout behavioral and pharmacologicalinterventions and treatment guidelines.

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