Nicotine preference increases after cigarette deprivation.

Journal Article

In order to test the theory that nicotine is a reinforcing constituent in tobacco, smokers' nicotine preference was assessed after two hours' cigarette deprivation and immediately after smoking two cigarettes. Preference was measured by allowing subjects to freely adjust the nicotine concentration of each puff using a smoke mixing device. Nicotine preference was significantly higher after deprivation, showing that nicotine in cigarette smoke is positively reinforcing and smokers' attempts to obtain nicotine vary with prior cigarette consumption.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Rose, JE; Jarvik, ME; Ananda, S

Published Date

  • January 1, 1984

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 20 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 55 - 58

PubMed ID

  • 6695000

Pubmed Central ID

  • 6695000

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0091-3057

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0091-3057(84)90100-x


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States