Conceptual and methodological considerations for tobacco addiction research.

  title={Conceptual and methodological considerations for tobacco addiction research.},
  author={Neil E. Grunberg and Jane B. Acri},
  journal={British journal of addiction},
  volume={86 5},
The 1988 Surgeon General's Report on nicotine addiction has research and treatment implications. It focuses clinical treatments on tobacco use as an addiction and highlights the importance of examining actions of nicotine relevant to dependence. It also indicates the value of comparing the pharmacologic and behavioral processes underlying use of nicotine with other addictive drugs. This essay points out gaps that remain in our understanding of nicotine addiction. For example, the exact… CONTINUE READING
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