Smoking topography and nicotine blood levels

Dorothy K. Hatsukami, Roy W. Pickens, Dace S. Svikis, John R. Hughes

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Frequency and durational components of smoking topography were measured by a portable smoking device while 10 subjects smoked four cigarettes ad libitum in a non-laboratory environment. Nicotine blood levels were measured before and after smoking each cigarette and serial blood samples for determining nicotine metabolic half-life were obtained the following day. Results showed that change in pre- and post-cigarette nicotine levels and metabolic half-life for nicotine were not related to within-cigarette topography measures or nicotine yield of cigarette, but were significantly related to intercigarette interval.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)91-95
Number of pages5
JournalAddictive Behaviors
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Toxicology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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