Nicotine addiction causes unique detrimental effects on women's brains.

Abstract

Nicotine addiction produces diverse physiological effects common to both men and women because of activation of the nicotinic acetylcholine receptors. In addition to these effects, nicotine reduces circulating estrogen (the female sex hormone) levels and leads to early onset of menopause in women. Nicotine's effect on estrogen metabolism has potential far… (More)
DOI: 10.1080/10550887.2011.554782

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@article{Raval2011NicotineAC, title={Nicotine addiction causes unique detrimental effects on women's brains.}, author={Ami P. Raval}, journal={Journal of addictive diseases}, year={2011}, volume={30 2}, pages={149-58} }