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Controlling puff volume without disrupting smoking topography

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Levin, ED; Rose, JE; Behm, F
Published in: Behavior Research Methods, Instruments, & Computers
May 1, 1989

In studies of the behavioral and physiological effects of cigarette smoking, it is of critical importance to keep the dose of nicotine as constant as possible. This is difficult with smoking, because when the nicotine delivery of a cigarette is increased or reduced, smokers tend to compensate by modifying their smoke intake. In a laboratory study, it is relatively easy to control the number of cigarettes and the number of puffs taken, but it is more difficult to control the volume of each puff. Various procedures have been developed to control puff volume, but they have a disadvantage of disrupting the normal topography of smoking. We have developed an apparatus for delivering fixed volumes of smoke that has given consistent tar and nicotine values needed in studies of the behavioral and physiological effects of cigarette smoking. This method has the distinct advantage of allowing the subject to inhale the smoke in a normal fashion, with a draw resistance comparable to that of a cigarette. The device is inexpensive and easy to make. © 1989 Psychonomic Society, Inc.

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Published In

Behavior Research Methods, Instruments, & Computers

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EISSN

1532-5970

ISSN

0743-3808

Publication Date

May 1, 1989

Volume

21

Issue

3

Start / End Page

383 / 386

Related Subject Headings

  • Experimental Psychology
  • 1702 Cognitive Sciences
  • 1701 Psychology
  • 0801 Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing
 

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Levin, E. D., Rose, J. E., & Behm, F. (1989). Controlling puff volume without disrupting smoking topography. Behavior Research Methods, Instruments, & Computers, 21(3), 383–386. https://doi.org/10.3758/BF03202801
Levin, E. D., J. E. Rose, and F. Behm. “Controlling puff volume without disrupting smoking topography.” Behavior Research Methods, Instruments, & Computers 21, no. 3 (May 1, 1989): 383–86. https://doi.org/10.3758/BF03202801.
Levin ED, Rose JE, Behm F. Controlling puff volume without disrupting smoking topography. Behavior Research Methods, Instruments, & Computers. 1989 May 1;21(3):383–6.
Levin, E. D., et al. “Controlling puff volume without disrupting smoking topography.” Behavior Research Methods, Instruments, & Computers, vol. 21, no. 3, May 1989, pp. 383–86. Scopus, doi:10.3758/BF03202801.
Levin ED, Rose JE, Behm F. Controlling puff volume without disrupting smoking topography. Behavior Research Methods, Instruments, & Computers. 1989 May 1;21(3):383–386.

Published In

Behavior Research Methods, Instruments, & Computers

DOI

EISSN

1532-5970

ISSN

0743-3808

Publication Date

May 1, 1989

Volume

21

Issue

3

Start / End Page

383 / 386

Related Subject Headings

  • Experimental Psychology
  • 1702 Cognitive Sciences
  • 1701 Psychology
  • 0801 Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing