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Published Studies:

  • Nicotine exposure can increase motivation to respond for food, weeks after the last exposure. The partial citation for the study is Brunzell, D.H., Chang, J. R., Schneider, B., Olausson, P., Taylor, J.R., Picciotto, M.R. (2005) B2-Subunit-containing nicotinic acetylcholine receptors are involved in nicotine-induced increases in conditioned reinforcement but not progressive ratio responding for food in C57BL/6 mice. Psychopharmacology. (The full Psychopharmacology article will be available online for two months from the date of publication at
  • Tobacco industry strategy provides opportunity for anti-smoking campaigns, researchers say. The citation for the published study: Toll, B.A., Ling, P.M. (2005). The Virginia Slims identity crisis: an inside look at tobacco industry marketing to women. Tobacco Control. 14:172–180.
  • CENTURY/TTURC researchers examine how nicotine changes brain. The citation for the published study: Brunzell, D.H., Russell, D.S. and Picciotto, M.R. In vivo nicotine treatment regulates mesocorticolimbic CREB and extracellular regulated kinase signaling in C57B1/6J mice. Journal of Neurochemistry. 2003. 84, 1431-1441.
  • Parkinson's Drug may help people quit smoking. The citation for the published study: Tony P. George, Jennifer C. Vessicchio, Angelo Termine, Peter I. Jatlow, Thomas R. Kosten, and Stephanie S. O'Malley. A Preliminary Placebo-Controlled Trial of Selegiline Hydrochloride for Smoking Cessation. Biological Psychiatry 2003;53:136-143.
  • Health Problems and Financial Setbacks Risk Factors for Women and Smoking. The citation for the article: Sherry A. McKee, Paul K. Maciejewski, Tracy Falba, Carolyn M. Mazure. (2003) Sex differences in the effects of stressful life events on changes in smoking status. Addiction, 98, 847–855.
  • Yale study shows drug can help smokers during quit attempt. The citation for the study: Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin, Boris Meandzija, Stephanie O’Malley. (December 2003) Naltrexone and nicotine patch in smoking cessation: A preliminary study. Nicotine & Tobacco Research Volume 5, Number 6. 851–857.
  • Cutting down cigarettes promotes quitting, Yale study says. The citation for the study: Tracy Falba, Mireia Jofre-Bonet, Susan Busch, Noelia Duchovny, Jody Sindelar. Reduction of quantity smoked predicts future cessation among older smokers. Addiction, 99, 93–102.
  • Cognitive Deficits in Schizophrenia risk factor for smoking addiction, new study says. The citation for the article is Sara L. Dolan, Kristi A. Sacco, Angelo Termine, Aisha A. Seyal, Melissa M. Dudas, Jennifer C. Vessicchio, Bruce E. Wexler and Tony P. George . Neuropsychological deficits are associated with smoking cessation treatment failure in patients with schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research 2004 Oct 1;70(2-3):263-75.
  • Perception of risk can affect smoker's desire and ability to quit. The citation for the article: McKee, S.A., O'Malley, S.S., Salovey,, P., Krishnan-Sarin S., Mazure, C.M. (2005). Perceived risks and benefits of smoking cessation: Gender-specific predictors of motivation and treatment outcome. Addictive Behaviors. 30(3):423-35.
  • Smokers who quit reduce absences from work, but only over the long run, says new Yale study. The citation for the article: Sindelar, J.L., Duchovny, N., Falba, T.A., Busch, S.H.(2005) If smoking increases absences, does quitting reduce them? Tobacco Control.14:99-105.
  • Public sentiment a factor in funding tobacco-control programs. The citation for the article: Snyder A, Falba T, Busch S, Sindelar J. Are State legislatures responding to public opinion when allocating funds for tobacco control programs? Health Promot. Pract.. 2004 Jul;5(3 Suppl):35S-45S.
  • Zyban, Smoking Cessation Drug, May be Helpful for Nicotine Addiction in Schizophrenics. The citation for the study: Tony P. George, Jennifer C. Vessicchio, Angelo Termine, Thomas A. Bregartner, Alan Feingold, Bruce J. Rounsaville, and Thomas R. Kosten. A Placebo Controlled Trial of Bupropion for Smoking Cessation in Schizophrenia. Biological Psychiatry. 2002; 52:53–61.
  • Novel Pharmacological Strategies Could Help Smokers Quit. The citation for the article: Tony P. George and Stephanie S. O’Malley. Current pharmacological treatments for nicotine dependence. TRENDS in Pharmacological Sciences Vol.25 No.1 January 2004.
  • Scientists find that smoking can impair memory and other cognitive functions in adolescents. (Article in the Yale Bulletin). The citation: Leslie K. Jacobsen, John H. Krystal, W. Einar Mencl, Michael Westerveld, Stephen J. Frost,
    and Kenneth R. Pugh. Effects of Smoking and Smoking Abstinence on Cognition in Adolescent Tobacco Smokers. Biological Psychiatry. 2005;57:56–66.
  • Smokers would be willing to pay for more effective smoking cessation treatments, particularly if they help smokers avoid weight gain that is often associated with quit attempts, according to a newly published survey from Yale researchers.