Eric Siu, M.Sc.
, Nael Al Koudsi, H.B.Sc.
, Man Ki Ho, H.B.Sc.
, Rachel F. Tyndale, M.Sc., Ph.D.
Dr. Tyndale is a Scientist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and a Professor of Pharmacology, University of Toronto. Mr. Siu, Mr. Al Koudsi, and Miss Ho are doctoral students in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Toronto.
Within the past 12 months, Dr. Tyndale has been the Chief Scientific Officer and a shareholder of Nicogen Inc. Mr. Siu, Mr. Al Koudsi and Miss Ho report no commercial conflicts of interest.
This activity is made possible by an unrestricted educational grant from Pfizer.
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Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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Upon completion of this Cyberounds®
, you should be able to:
- Discuss the epidemiology of smoking among U.S. population
- Discuss the neurophysiological basis of nicotine addiction, including the role of the reward pathway
- Discuss the genetic contribution to smoking behaviours and how genetic variation in neurotransmitter pathways might contribute
- Discuss pharmacotherapeutic treatment strategies that promote smoking cessation.