Smokers across the country unite to quit the habit
alAbsi studies substance abuse and addictive behaviors and can explain the difficult undertaking of quitting. He can discuss why stress hinders the process and why women tend to have a harder time quitting than men. We have found that stress affects men and women differently when it comes to nicotine addiction and relapse, said alAbsi. alAbsi also studies why people continue to smoke even though they know it is harmful to them.
To interview this expert, contact the University News Service, (612) 624-5551.