Transdermal nicotine-induced tobacco abstinence symptom suppression: nicotine dose and smokers' gender.

@article{Evans2006TransdermalNT,
  title={Transdermal nicotine-induced tobacco abstinence symptom suppression: nicotine dose and smokers' gender.},
  author={S. E. Gilbert Evans and Melissa Blank and Cynthia Sams and Michael F. Weaver and Thomas E Eissenberg},
  journal={Experimental and clinical psychopharmacology},
  year={2006},
  volume={14 2},
  pages={121-35}
}
An aversive tobacco abstinence syndrome, thought to reflect an underlying level of nicotine dependence, contributes to cigarette smokers' failed quit attempts. Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) suppresses tobacco abstinence, but high relapse rates suggest room for improvement. Improving NRT's efficacy might begin with identifying factors that influence tobacco abstinence symptom suppression. Two such factors are smokers' gender and NRT dose. The purpose of this study was to determine the dose… CONTINUE READING

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