Acute effects of cigarettes in non-deprived smokers on memory, calculation and executive functions.

@article{Sakurai2002AcuteEO,
  title={Acute effects of cigarettes in non-deprived smokers on memory, calculation and executive functions.},
  author={Yasuhisa Sakurai and Ichiro Kanazawa},
  journal={Human psychopharmacology},
  year={2002},
  volume={17 7},
  pages={369-73}
}
To determine whether smoking one or two cigarettes daily has effects on cognitive functions and the blood nicotine level, we examined 20 smokers and 20 nonsmokers as part of a normal daily smoking regimen using psychological tests for memory, calculation and association. Subjects underwent Buschke's selective reminding test, a mental arithmetic task (multiplication between two digits and one digit) and an association task (letter fluency); the duration of each task being 2 min under the… CONTINUE READING

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