Research into models of addiction: Smoking (Biological)

Initiation, Maintainance and Relapse

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Biological explanation of Initiation
We initiate SMOKING if we do not have genetic variant SLC6A3-9. People with this variation have altered dopamine transmission so they will be less affected by the addictive properties of nicotine.
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Biological research into Initiation
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Biological explanation of Maintainance
We maintain smoking addiction because we have a variation of chromosome 15. Something in this gene makes smoking more addictive in these individuals.
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Biological research into Maintainance
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Biological explanation of Relapse
We relapse if we do not have genetic variant SLC6A3-9. People with this variation have altered dopamine transmission so they will be less affected by the addictive properties of nicotine. So they will have less withdrawal symptoms.
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Biological research into Relapse
Sabol.
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We maintain smoking addiction because we have a variation of chromosome 15. Something in this gene makes smoking more addictive in these individuals.

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Thorgeirsson.

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We relapse if we do not have genetic variant SLC6A3-9. People with this variation have altered dopamine transmission so they will be less affected by the addictive properties of nicotine. So they will have less withdrawal symptoms.

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