A bioinformational systems perspective on tobacco dependence

RAYMOND NIAURA, MICHAEL GOLDSTEIN, DAVID ABRAMS

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Abstract

Recent thinking about tobacco dependence has been influenced largely by a focus on the pharmacological effects of nicotine. We advocate a return to earlier views of dependence as comprising both pharmacological and non‐pharmacological aspects. Moreover, we suggest that it may be profitable to reformulate research on dependence in terms of a bioinformational process model. The basic tenets of such a model are outlined, as are the challenges in exploring the nature of dependence simultaneously across the cognitive, physiological and behavioral domains of function.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)593-597
Number of pages5
JournalBritish Journal of Addiction
Volume86
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)

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