Published in Mental Health Business Week, July 23rd, 2005
The researchers found that smokers who report a greater urge to smoke after a period of abstinence also exhibit stronger brain activity after viewing smoking-related images, such as others smoking or a pack of cigarettes. Smokers who noted fewer cravings showed stable brain responses to the same drug cues, despite hours of deprivation.
The findings suggest important differences among smokers in brain responses that underlie the smoking habit, the...
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