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Sensation Seekers May Be At Increased Risk For Becoming Smokers Due To Greater Initial Sensitivity To Nicotine, New Study Finds

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November 27, 2000
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The personality characteristic of sensation seeking (the tendency to seek varied, novel, complex and intense sensations and experiences) is associated with a greater risk of smoking, and a new study published by the American Psychological Association (APA) provides evidence that this may be due to greater initial sensitivity to nicotine.

Washington - The personality characteristic of sensation seeking (the tendency to seek varied, novel, complex and intense sensations and experiences) is associated with a greater risk of smoking, and a new study published by the American Psychological Association (APA) provides evidence that this may be due to greater initial sensitivity to nicotine.


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American Psychological Association. "Sensation Seekers May Be At Increased Risk For Becoming Smokers Due To Greater Initial Sensitivity To Nicotine, New Study Finds." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 27 November 2000. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/11/001122175941.htm>.
American Psychological Association. (2000, November 27). Sensation Seekers May Be At Increased Risk For Becoming Smokers Due To Greater Initial Sensitivity To Nicotine, New Study Finds. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 24, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/11/001122175941.htm
American Psychological Association. "Sensation Seekers May Be At Increased Risk For Becoming Smokers Due To Greater Initial Sensitivity To Nicotine, New Study Finds." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/11/001122175941.htm (accessed April 24, 2014).

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