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Contact: Sathya Achia Abraham
Virginia Commonwealth University

Researchers Find Why Nicotine in Cigarettes May Relieve Anxiety in Smokers

Caption: This image illustrates how nicotine in cigarette smoke may reduce anxiety by blocking the activity of the high affinity beta2 subunit containing nicotinic acetylcholine receptors.

Credit: Image courtesy of Darlene Brunzell, Ph.D./VCU

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