Tobacco Addiction Neurobiology

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.

: 1 hr

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.

Professional Practice GapsTBD