Why do young women smoke? II. Role of traumatic life experience, psychological characteristics and serotonergic genes

@article{Lerer2006WhyDY,
  title={Why do young women smoke? II. Role of traumatic life experience, psychological characteristics and serotonergic genes},
  author={Elad Lerer and Kyra Sarner Kanyas and Osnat Karni and Richard P. Ebstein and Bernard Lerer},
  journal={Molecular Psychiatry},
  year={2006},
  volume={11},
  pages={771-781}
}
Cigarette smoking is a complex behavioral phenotype to which environmental, psychological and genetic factors contribute. The purpose of this study was to investigate these multifactorial effects with a specific focus on young women and on genes that encode serotonin (5-HT) receptors and the 5-HT transporter. A case–control sample of female Israeli college students provided comprehensive background data and details of cigarette smoking and completed a battery of psychological instruments. They… CONTINUE READING
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