Reducing nicotine in cigarettes could curb addiction

Reducing nicotine in cigarettes could curb addiction

Reducing nicotine content in cigarettes may decrease their addiction potential in vulnerable populations, says a study.Read also:Do you spend more on luxury goods?

According to research:

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  • The research team examined the addiction potential of cigarettes with reduced nicotine content in three vulnerable populations of smokers.
  • Individuals with psychiatric disorders (affective disorders, opioid-use disorder), and socio-economically disadvantaged women.
  • Furthermore,evidence in relatively healthy and socially stable smokers.
  • Indicates that reducing the nicotine content of cigarettes reduces their addictiveness.
  • Whether that same effect would seen in populations highly vulnerable to tobacco addiction was unknown.
  • The new study is "the first large, controlled study to examine the dose-dependent effects of cigarettes.
  • In addition,with reduced nicotine content on the reinforcing effects, subjective effects.
  • Furthermore,smoking topography of vulnerable populations", according to the study's authors.
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  • The study ran between March 2015 and April 2016 and included 169 daily smokers, including 120 women and 49 men."This study provides a very encouraging indication that reducing the nicotine content of cigarettes would help vulnerable populations,"researchers said.

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