Pharmacology of tobacco addiction

Jack E. Henningfield, Neal L. Benowitz

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

4 Scopus citations


This chapter discusses the mechanisms underlying dependence on tobacco and nicotine. Topics covered include the pharmacology of nicotine, dose-related effects, nicotine toxicology, a comparison of cigarettes to other addictive drugs, and the implications for the treatment of tobacco dependence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTobacco: Science, Policy and Public Health
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Print)9780191594410, 9780199566655
StatePublished - Jun 2 2010


  • Cigarette addiction
  • Nicotine
  • Pharmacology
  • Tobacco addiction
  • Tobacco dependence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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