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Nicotine Addiction: Collection III (NIDA Notes): Article 1: Sensory Aspects May Drive Addiction in Obese Smokers; Article 2: Bupropion Helps People With Schizophrenia Quit Smoking; Article 3: Genetic Predisposition and Depression Both Influence Teen Smoking

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About the Course

This course is based on three NIDA Notes articles. NIDA Notes is a large collection of brief, relevant articles focusing on current drug abuse treatment evidence. All three articles are contained in one PDF.

Sensory Aspects May Drive Addiction in Obese Smokers describes how obesity appears to reduce nicotine’s rewarding effect in mice as well as in humans.

Bupropion Helps People With Schizophrenia Quit Smoking addresses how the smoking-cessation aid bupropion is safe and effective for people with schizophrenia.

Genetic Predisposition and Depression Both Influence Teen Smoking refers to a gene called DRD2 that partly determines whether an adolescent who takes a first puff on a cigarette will progress to regular smoking.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Nicotine Addiction: Collection III (NIDA Notes): Article 1: Sensory Aspects May Drive Addiction in Obese Smokers; Article 2: Bupropion Helps People With Schizophrenia Quit Smoking; Article 3: Genetic Predisposition and Depression Both Influence Teen Smoking created by Patrick Zickler and Lori Whitten



Publication Date:

July 2006, April 2006, and March 2006

Course Material Authors

Course Material Authors authored the material only, and were not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Patrick Zickler

Patrick Zickler is a NIDA Notes contributing writer.

Lori Whitten

Lori Whitten is a NIDA Notes staff writer.

Course Creator

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about sensory aspects that may drive addiction in obese smokers, how bupropion has helped people with schizophrenia to quit smoking, and how genetic predisposition and depression both influence teen smoking. It is appropriate for all levels of participants' knowledge.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Describe how sensory aspects may drive addiction in obese smokers.
  2. Explain how bupropion helps people with schizophrenia quit smoking.
  3. Acknowledge that genetic predisposition and depression both influence teen smoking.

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The planners of this activity have reported that they have no relevant financial relationships.

Commercial support

There is no commercial support for this distance-learning course.

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Course Retired
Course Number 101585
  • 1 CE credit hour
  • NBCC: 0.5 CE credit hours

  • Reading-Based Online
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