Altered amygdala function in nicotine addiction: Insights from human neuroimaging studies

@article{Mihov2012AlteredAF,
  title={Altered amygdala function in nicotine addiction: Insights from human neuroimaging studies},
  author={Yoan Mihov and Ren{\'e} Hurlemann},
  journal={Neuropsychologia},
  year={2012},
  volume={50},
  pages={1719-1729}
}
More than 5 million deaths a year are attributable to tobacco smoking, making it the largest single cause of preventable death worldwide. The primary addictive component in tobacco is nicotine. Its addictive power is exemplified by the fact that by far most attempts to quit smoking fail. It is therefore mandatory to understand the biological mechanisms by which nicotine leads to continued smoking despite its harmful consequences. While current research perspectives on nicotine addiction… CONTINUE READING
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