Prospective data from an inpatient (n = 20) and outpatient (n = 50) study were examined for sex differences in tobacco withdrawal symptoms. With each subject serving as his/her own control, changes in a wide range of psysiological, psychological and behavioral measures were determined from baseline to tobacco abstinence condition. For all 46 measures, no statistically significant differences between men and women were found in either the number or severity of tobacco withdrawal symptoms.
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This research was supported by NIDA research grants DA-02988 and DA-02413 and a grant from Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Send reprint requests to Date S. Svikis, Box 392 Mayo Memorial Building, Department of Psychiatry, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455.