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UAB Studies Early Smoking Withdrawal Effects in Relation to Nicotine Metabolism

Although the early time course of smoking withdrawal effects has been characterized, the clinical significance of early withdrawal symptoms and their predictors are unknown. Therefore, Dr. Peter S. Hendricks, assistant professor in the department of health behavior at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), recently evaluated the relationships of early smoking withdrawal effects with quit attempt outcomes and the rate of nicotine metabolism.