Signs & Symptoms of Nicotine Dependence


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Which of the following best describes nicotine dependence?

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1. Nicotine causes the release of this neurotransmitter, which stimulates the pleasure center of your brain.

2. Which of the following is a possible withdrawal symptom that can result when a nicotine-dependent person stops using tobacco products?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What does nicotine release in the brain? How does nicotine withdrawal affect someone who stops using tobacco? These questions represent the type of details you should be familiar with when you use this quiz/worksheet assessment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment tool will measure your ability to:

  • Describe nicotine dependence
  • Identify the neurotransmitter released by using nicotine
  • Name a symptom(s) of nicotine withdrawal
  • Recognize signs of nicotine dependence
  • Select the term or phrase that describes more frequent smoking to induce the feeling associated with using nicotine

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you can draw the most important information from the lesson, such as how nicotine dependence can be described
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding symptoms of nicotine withdrawal
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about signs of nicotine dependence and what neurotransmitter is released in the brain when one uses nicotine

Additional Learning

More details about this topic can be found in the short lesson titled Signs & Symptoms of Nicotine Dependence. You can expect to learn more about:

  • How nicotine is defined
  • How long it takes for nicotine to get into the bloodstream
  • What one should suggest to a friend or relative who is displaying signs of nicotine dependence