CUE EFFECTS OF NICOTINE ON COLLEGE SMOKERS

KARA A. REAGON

1999

SAINT ANSELM COLLEGE

Key Words: nicotine, smoking cues, and skin conductance

Instruments: Modified Fagerstrom Smoking Questionnaire, and Davicon

Abstract

What are the effects of nicotine cues on physiological responses of smokers?  This experiment looked at skin conductance levels (SCL) in six heavy smokers.  Heavy smokers were defined as smoking 10 to 20 cigarettes per day.  A modified Fagerstrom Smoking Questionnaire was used to determine smoking history.  It was hypothesized that SCL would decrease after repeated exposures to nicotine cues.  Results were presented in the context of psychological responses and physiological responses to repeated exposures to nicotine cues.

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