Social Influences on Nicotine-Related Behaviors

Jose A. Piña, Mark D. Namba, Jonna M. Leyrer-Jackson, Gabriella Cabrera-Brown, Cassandra Gipson-Reichardt

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Abstract

Cigarette smoking is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States. The number of new smokers, specifically among adolescents, has risen rapidly in recent years. Thus, understanding the role of social influences on patterns of nicotine and tobacco use is important. Clinical studies have addressed the impact social relationships such as family members and peers have on smoking acquisition and susceptibility. As well, preclinical animal models have examined the impact of social factors on drug intake, acquisition, maintenance, and relapse. For example, environmental enrichment (EE) is a multi-faceted model that includes social factors, exercise, and novelty, among others. This model has elucidated addiction-related neurobehavioral effects of these different factors. However, there is a dearth of literature examining the impact of social partners on nicotine addiction and underlying neural mechanisms. Here we discuss the importance of social factors on nicotine addiction vulnerability, and propose new directions for addiction research that integrate social aspects of nicotine use.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Review of Neurobiology
EditorsM. Foster Olive, Seven E. Tomek
PublisherAcademic Press Inc.
Pages1-32
Number of pages32
ISBN (Print)9780128154694
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

Publication series

NameInternational Review of Neurobiology
Volume140
ISSN (Print)0074-7742
ISSN (Electronic)2162-5514

Keywords

  • Adolescent smoking
  • Environmental enrichment
  • Neural mechanism
  • Nicotine addiction
  • Social facilitation
  • Social smoking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

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    Piña, J. A., Namba, M. D., Leyrer-Jackson, J. M., Cabrera-Brown, G., & Gipson-Reichardt, C. (2018). Social Influences on Nicotine-Related Behaviors. In M. F. Olive, & S. E. Tomek (Eds.), International Review of Neurobiology (pp. 1-32). (International Review of Neurobiology; Vol. 140). Academic Press Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1016/bs.irn.2018.07.001