Nicotine poisoning and rapid smoking

John J. Horan, Steven E. Linberg, Gail Hackett

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    Notes that there are some similarities between nicotine poisoning and symptoms experienced by Ss after rapid smoking (RS). Pharmacological evidence suggests that nicotine poisoning may be the aversive component in the RS paradigm and that hazardous dosage levels are theoretically possible. The need for normative data on the amount of nicotine absorbed by Ss during RS is emphasized, along with methodological issues related to the use of low-nicotine cigarettes and whether the curtailment of nicotine content would weaken the efficacy of the RS treatment. (21 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)344-347
    Number of pages4
    JournalJournal of consulting and clinical psychology
    Issue number3
    StatePublished - Jun 1 1977


    • nicotine poisoning, methodological issues in rapid smoking paradigm

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Clinical Psychology
    • Psychiatry and Mental health


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