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Brief Exposure To Nicotine Makes Lasting Mark On The Brain

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August 25, 2000
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University Of Chicago Medical Center
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Brief exposure to low levels of nicotine, as little as that provided by a single cigarette, can cause lasting changes in the brain's "reward" areas, report two University of Chicago scientists in the August 2000 issue of the journal Neuron.

Brief exposure to low levels of nicotine, as little as that provided by a single cigarette, can cause lasting changes in the brain's "reward" areas, report two University of Chicago scientists in the August 2000 issue of the journal Neuron. The finding is a major advance in understanding the process of nicotine addiction.


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