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Why does smoking so often produce dependence? A somewhat different view
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    can we have our nicotine without eating it too?

    John Hughes has given us a common-sense article on the attributes of smoking that make feel-good nicotine such an addicting drug: rapid onset of effects, frequent use and thus reward (200 hits a day), reliability of delivery, and easy availability. From this analysis, Hughes proposes a way to reduce nicotine dependence through a regulatory system which gradually phases in products ("vehicles") that ameliorate these very...

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