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Tobacco addiction


What happens if You are An Alcohol and Tobacco Addict? - Effects on Brain and Body


Why is Smoking addictive and How to quit smoking?


Mayo Clinic Minute: Tackling tobacco addiction


Tobacco Dependence & Smoking Cessation: Michael B. Steinberg, MD, MPH


Brief Tobacco Intervention: Youth Addiction Clinic Scenario

Nicotine dependence, or tobacco use disorder, is a state of dependence upon nicotine. There are different ways of measuring nicotine dependence. Some nicotine dependence assessments focus on key physical dependence outcomes like the development of tolerance which allows people to smoke heavily. Other assessments ask about psychosocial outcomes or underlying mechanisms of dependence. These different assessments either characterize dependence as a continuous construct or use cut-offs to diagnose whether or not a person is dependent.
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