Individual differences in brain responses to cigarette-related cues and pleasant stimuli in young smokers.
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Drug and alcohol dependence, ISSN: 1879-0046, Vol: 163, Page: 229-35
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- Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics; Medicine
Decreased sensitivity to pleasant stimuli is associated with a higher vulnerability to nicotine dependence in youths and with difficulty quitting in adult smokers. Recently, we showed that smokers showing lower brain reactivity to non-cigarette-related pleasant images than to cigarette-related ones have lower chances of achieving long-term abstinence during a quit attempt.