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Drug Alcohol Depend. 2014 Aug 1;141:107-17. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2014.05.013. Epub 2014 Jun 2.

Scientific overview: 2013 BBC plenary symposium on tobacco addiction.

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1
Department of Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA; Department of Neuroscience, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA; Department of Neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA. Electronic address: marielde@mail.med.upenn.edu.
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Department of Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA; Department of Neuroscience, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
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Department of Neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA.
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Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, USA.
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Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA.
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Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA.
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Department of Medicine, Hennepin County Medical Center, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA.
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Department of Psychiatry, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

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  • Drug Alcohol Depend. 2014 Nov 1;144:290.

Abstract

Nicotine dependence plays a critical role in addiction to tobacco products, and thus contributes to a variety of devastating tobacco-related diseases (SGR 2014). Annual costs associated with smoking in the US are estimated to be between $289 and $333 billion. Effective interventions for nicotine dependence, especially in smokers, are a critical barrier to the eradication of tobacco-related diseases. This overview highlights research presented at the Plenary Symposium of Behavior, Biology and Chemistry: Translational Research in Addiction Conference (BBC), hosted by the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, on March 9-10, 2013. The Plenary Symposium focused on tobacco addiction, and covered topics ranging from basic science to national policy. As in previous years, the meeting brought together globally-renowned scientists, graduate student recruits, and young scientists from underrepresented populations in Texas and other states with the goal of fostering interest in drug addiction research in young generations.

KEYWORDS:

Nicotine dependence; Nicotine vaccine; Nicotine withdrawal; Nicotinic receptor antagonists; Smoking cessation; Tobacco product regulation

PMID:
24934691
PMCID:
PMC4227301
DOI:
10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2014.05.013
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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