Cigarette smoke exposure during adolescence but not adulthood induces anxiety-like behavior and locomotor stimulation in rats during withdrawal

@article{Pea2016CigaretteSE,
  title={Cigarette smoke exposure during adolescence but not adulthood induces anxiety-like behavior and locomotor stimulation in rats during withdrawal},
  author={June Bryan I. de la Pe{\~n}a and Hafiz Muhammad Ahsan and Chrislean Jun Botanas and Irene Joy dela Pe{\~n}a and Jae Hoon Cheong},
  journal={International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience},
  year={2016},
  volume={55},
  pages={49-55}
}
Adolescence is a critical period for cigarette smoking. Studies have shown that adolescent smokers are more likely to become addicted, are less likely to quit, and are more prone to relapse. In the present study, we examined the affective symptoms experienced by adolescents during withdrawal from cigarette smoke exposure. Towards this goal, adolescent male rats were repeatedly exposed to cigarette smoke, through an automated smoking machine, for 14 days. Then, cigarette smoke exposure was… CONTINUE READING

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