Retrospective study: influence of menstrual cycle on cue-induced cigarette craving.

@article{Franklin2004RetrospectiveSI,
  title={Retrospective study: influence of menstrual cycle on cue-induced cigarette craving.},
  author={Teresa R. Franklin and Kimberly Napier and Ronald N. Ehrman and Peter Gariti and Charles P O'brien and Anna Rose Childress},
  journal={Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco},
  year={2004},
  volume={6 1},
  pages={171-5}
}
Cigarettes acquire reinforcing properties from nicotine and from cues associated with their intake. However, smoking in males and females may be reinforced differentially. Smoking in females is posited to be influenced more by cues whereas male smoking is influenced predominantly by the direct pharmacological actions of nicotine in the brain. Menstrual cycle phase may contribute to some of the sex differences observed in smokers. We hypothesized that females may report more intense craving to… CONTINUE READING