Nicotine dependence among African American light smokers: a comparison of three scales.

  title={Nicotine dependence among African American light smokers: a comparison of three scales.},
  author={Kolawole Stephen Okuyemi and Kim M Pulvers and Lisa Sanderson Cox and Janet L. Thomas and Harsohena Kaur and Matthew S. Mayo and Niaman Nazir and Jean-François Etter and Jasjit S Ahluwalia},
  journal={Addictive behaviors},
  volume={32 10},
Approximately 50% of African American (AA) smokers are light smokers (smoke <or=10 cigarettes a day), yet this group is understudied despite being at-risk of smoking-related death and disease. This study is a secondary analysis of data from a clinical trial that assessed the efficacy of nicotine gum and counseling for smoking cessation among African American light smokers. The purpose of the current paper was to assess nicotine dependence among participants enrolled in the clinical trial using… CONTINUE READING
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