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Nicotine as an addictive substance: a critical examination of the basic concepts and empirical evidence | Dale Atrens
Article Published: 2001
Type: Articles and Dissertations
Published By: Journal of Drug Issues 31(2), 325-394, 2001
Further Information An academic paper that analyses in detail the claim that nicotine is addictive, pointing out problems with addiction theory in general.
Dr. Dale Atrens holds a Ph.D. in Neuropsychology from Rutgers University. He has held a number of academic positions in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia, and is presently Reader in Psychobiology at the University of Sydney in Australia. Academic appointments have included that of Visiting Scientist at Rockefeller University, New York, and Scientific Fellow at the Collège de France, Paris and Visiting Professor at New York University/Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Atrens has published extensively in journals of neuroscience and pharmacology, and is the author and co-author of many books, both academic and popular.