From nicotine dependence to genetic determinants of smoking

Giuseppe La Torre, Rosella Saulle, Nicola Nicolotti, Chiara De Waure, Maria Rosaria Gualano, Stefania Boccia

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The goal of this chapter is to introduce the reader to the world of tobacco smoking, the role of nicotine in inducing a nicotine addiction, as well as to be confident with some tools in measuring nicotine dependence and motivation to quit. Moreover, it will serve to give an update overview about genetic risk factors for smoking behavior going in depth with molecular and biological aspects and to describe the role of genetic determinants in initiation and cessation of cigarette smoking.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSmoking Prevention and Cessation
PublisherSpringer US
Number of pages29
ISBN (Print)9781461470465, 9781461470458
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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