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Effects of Cigarette Smoking on Perception of Thermal Pain

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Lane, JD; Lefebvre, JC; Rose, JE; Keefe, FJ
Published in: Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology
January 1, 1995

The effects of cigarette smoking on pain perception were evaluated in 18 healthy smokers. Thermal pain stimuli were used to assess pain detection threshold and tolerance and to collect subjective ratings of the intensity and unpleasantness of painful stimuli. After overnight abstinence, pain perception was evaluated before and after 3 experimental treatments. Participants smoked normal cigarettes, smoked denicotinized cigarettes, or remained abstinent. Smoking normal cigarettes produced relative increases in pain tolerance compared with abstinence. Smoking denicotinized cigarettes produced intermediate effects on tolerance not different from the other 2 treatments. Effects were not detected for pain threshold or subjective pain ratings. Results suggest that cigarette smoking can have antinociceptive effects, which may depend both on nicotine and on other factors associated with smoking. © 1995 American Psychological Association.

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Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology

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1064-1297

Publication Date

January 1, 1995

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3

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2

Start / End Page

140 / 147

Related Subject Headings

  • Substance Abuse
  • 5203 Clinical and health psychology
  • 5202 Biological psychology
  • 3214 Pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences
  • 1701 Psychology
  • 1115 Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences
 

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Lane, J. D., Lefebvre, J. C., Rose, J. E., & Keefe, F. J. (1995). Effects of Cigarette Smoking on Perception of Thermal Pain. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 3(2), 140–147. https://doi.org/10.1037/1064-1297.3.2.140
Lane, J. D., J. C. Lefebvre, J. E. Rose, and F. J. Keefe. “Effects of Cigarette Smoking on Perception of Thermal Pain.” Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology 3, no. 2 (January 1, 1995): 140–47. https://doi.org/10.1037/1064-1297.3.2.140.
Lane JD, Lefebvre JC, Rose JE, Keefe FJ. Effects of Cigarette Smoking on Perception of Thermal Pain. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology. 1995 Jan 1;3(2):140–7.
Lane, J. D., et al. “Effects of Cigarette Smoking on Perception of Thermal Pain.” Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, vol. 3, no. 2, Jan. 1995, pp. 140–47. Scopus, doi:10.1037/1064-1297.3.2.140.
Lane JD, Lefebvre JC, Rose JE, Keefe FJ. Effects of Cigarette Smoking on Perception of Thermal Pain. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology. 1995 Jan 1;3(2):140–147.

Published In

Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology

DOI

ISSN

1064-1297

Publication Date

January 1, 1995

Volume

3

Issue

2

Start / End Page

140 / 147

Related Subject Headings

  • Substance Abuse
  • 5203 Clinical and health psychology
  • 5202 Biological psychology
  • 3214 Pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences
  • 1701 Psychology
  • 1115 Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences