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Effects of Smoking Topography on Nicotine and Carbon Monoxide Exposure

  • James P. Zacny
  • Maxine L. Stitzer
  • Roland R. Griffiths
  • Fran J. Borwn
  • John E. Yingling
Part of the Advances in Behavioral Biology book series (ABBI, volume 31)

Abstract

Exposure to smoke constituents from a cigarette is determined by properties of the cigarette (e.g., ventilation/filtration, paper porosity) and by the manner in which the cigarette is smoked (e.g., puff number and volume). The role of several potentially important smoking behaviors in affecting biological exposure levels, though, has not been experimentally determined. The purpose of the present study was to measure acute intake of carbon monoxide (CO) and nicotine, while varying puff volume (the amount of smoky air drawn into the mouth per puff), inhalation volume (the amount of smoky air inhaled into the lungs), and breath-hold duration (the temporal period from maximum inhalation volume to exhalation onset).

Keywords

Nicotine Absorption Abrupt Withdrawal Acute Intake Puff Volume Smoking Topography 
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Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • James P. Zacny
    • 1
  • Maxine L. Stitzer
    • 1
  • Roland R. Griffiths
    • 1
  • Fran J. Borwn
    • 1
  • John E. Yingling
    • 1
  1. 1.Key Medical CenterJohns Hopkins University School of MedicineUSA

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