Why some people smoke and others do not: new perspectives.

  title={Why some people smoke and others do not: new perspectives.},
  author={Ovide F. Pomerleau and Allan C. Collins and Saul Shiffman and Cynthia S. Pomerleau},
  journal={Journal of consulting and clinical psychology},
  volume={61 5},
Because initial reinforcement consequences set the stage for subsequent nicotine use, elucidation of the contribution of environmental and inherited factors is crucial to an understanding of nicotine dependence as well as of individual differences in susceptibility to cigarette smoking. A review of some recent animal research and laboratory studies of smokers and never-smokers suggests that vulnerability to nicotine dependence is related to high initial sensitivity to nicotine and that the… CONTINUE READING

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