Response inhibition and sustained and attention in Heavy smokers versus non-smokers. Academic Article uri icon


  • BACKGROUND Tobacco smoking is one of the leading causes of preventable death in the world (1). Tobacco use not only kills approximately 440,000 Americans each year, it also causes serious health problems in the population. According to national surveys, an estimated 70.9 million Americans aged 12 or older reported current use of tobacco (2). Chronic smoking is not merely a destructive habit, but is also widely accepted as an addiction. Most chronic smokers use tobacco because they are addicted to nicotine (2) …

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  • January 1, 2014