Quantitative Electroencephalogram in Smoking and Smoking Deprivation

Science  23 May 1969:
Vol. 164, Issue 3882, pp. 969-970
DOI: 10.1126/science.164.3882.969


After being deprived of cigarettes for 24 hours, eight young males who were heavy smokers showed significant changes in the electroencephalogram analyzed electronically and by digital computer. Compared to their records before smoking deprivation, there was a significant increase in slow frequencies. Resumed smoking reversed these trends.