To improve the learners' understanding of the symptoms of withdrawal from nicotine, why people smoke, and how the reward mechanisms in the brain support addiction.
After completing this activity participants will be able to:
Identify the factors that characterize nicotine as a drug to which people are addicted.
Describe the symptoms of withdrawal.
Describe nicotine's actions in the brain.
Identify the brain regions and processes associated with addiction to nicotine.