Tobacco dependence: Fundamental concepts and recent advances

Jack E. Henningfield, Lakshmi Gopalan, Saul Shiffman

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The past few years have witnessed remarkable continuing progress in our understanding of the pathogenesis of nicotine dependence and withdrawal and the ability to treat these disorders. In particular, a better understanding of populations at special risk, the advent of effective over-the-counter medications and the recent approval of several new medications has greatly increased the ability of health professionals to rationally diagnose and effectively treat their tobacco-using patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)259-263
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent Opinion in Psychiatry
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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