Research suggests that cigarettes' power may not be in nicotine itself

Wednesday, September 3, 2008 - 15:56 in Psychology & Sociology

There may be a very good reason why coffee and cigarettes often seem to go hand in hand. A Kansas State University psychology professor's research suggests that nicotine's power may be in how it enhances other experiences. For a smoker who enjoys drinking coffee, the nicotine may make a cup of joe even better. And that may explain why smoking is so hard to quit.

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