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May 4, 2006

Stress and Nicotine Addiction

Researchers at the University of Minnesota Duluth School of Medicine are taking a close look at the biological and behavioral mechanisms of stress that lead people to smoke. Dr. Mustafa al’Absi, an associate professor of behavioral medicine, says his research will help develop successful intervention and cessation programs, thus decreasing the relapse numbers among smokers wanting to kick their nicotine addiction.

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