Dependence on Tobacco and Nicotine Products: A Case for Product-Specific Assessment
Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 07/10/2012
Fagerstrom K et al. – Based on the results, the authors hypothesize that there is a continuum of dependence as much as there is a continuum of harm, with tobacco cigarettes and nicotine replacement products on opposite ends of both continua and other products somewhere in between. In order to capture more precisely the dependence produced by both nicotine and its administration forms, product–specific instruments may be required.