Poor impulse control predicts inelastic demand for nicotine but not alcohol in rats.

@article{Diergaarde2012PoorIC,
  title={Poor impulse control predicts inelastic demand for nicotine but not alcohol in rats.},
  author={Leontien Diergaarde and Yvar van Mourik and Tommy Pattij and Anton N M Schoffelmeer and Taco J. de Vries},
  journal={Addiction biology},
  year={2012},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={576-87}
}
Tobacco and alcohol dependence are characterized by continued use despite deleterious health, social and occupational consequences, implying that addicted individuals pay a high price for their use. In behavioral economic terms, such persistent consumption despite increased costs can be conceptualized as inelastic demand. Recent animal studies demonstrated that high-impulsive individuals are more willing to work for nicotine or cocaine infusions than their low-impulsive counterparts, indicating… CONTINUE READING
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